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Lightly come or lightly go (Sheet music, Vocal score): Philip Lawson Lightly come or lightly go (Sheet music, Vocal score)
Philip Lawson
R80 Discovery Miles 800 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

for SATB double choir unaccompanied Lightly come or lightly go is a playful setting of James Joyce's poem of the same name for SATB double choir. The second choir carries the titular words as an arching ostinato, while choir one presents the main body of the text through characterful melodies and word painting. The two choirs portray the conflicting emotions expressed in the poem demonstrated by the closing line: "Love and laughter song-confessed When the heart is heaviest".

O nata lux (Sheet music, Vocal score): Malcolm Archer O nata lux (Sheet music, Vocal score)
Malcolm Archer
R66 Discovery Miles 660 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Erlking (Erlkoenig) (Sheet music, Vocal score): Franz Schubert Erlking (Erlkoenig) (Sheet music, Vocal score)
Franz Schubert; Arranged by Ian Crawford
R80 Discovery Miles 800 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
The Real of Heart (Sheet music, Vocal score): Bob Chilcott The Real of Heart (Sheet music, Vocal score)
Bob Chilcott
R62 Discovery Miles 620 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

for SATB and piano Written in memory of John Scott, the celebrated organist and choirmaster, who died in 2015, The Real of Heart is a beautifully tender and reflective piece. The anonymous text reminds us to remember things in their best form, 'untarnished and supreme', and Chilcott's music is the perfect match. Arc-shaped melodies and a variety of choral textures are complemented by gently flowing arpeggio figures in the piano, with a central triplet section providing contrast.

Eternal source of light divine (Sheet music, Vocal score): George Frideric Handel Eternal source of light divine (Sheet music, Vocal score)
George Frideric Handel; Arranged by John Rutter
R59 Discovery Miles 590 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

for soprano solo and organ (or strings and organ continuo), with optional solo trumpet This deeply expressive arioso, which opens Handel's Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne (1713), was performed at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor, on 19 May 2018. Originally scored in D major for counter-tenor, with trumpet and strings, the work is here arranged by John Rutter for performance by soprano and organ (or strings and organ continuo), with or without solo trumpet, in the slightly lower key of C major. The orchestral score and instrumental parts are available for purchase as a package containing (1) the orchestral score in C major, and (2) the instrumental parts (solo tpt, vln 1, vln 2, vla, vc, db, organ continuo) in two versions, in C major and D flat major. The D flat version of the parts is to enable performance with modern strings but natural trumpet, the trumpet playing in Handel's original key of D major but at baroque pitch (A = 415).

Blessed is the man (Sheet music, Vocal score): David Bednall Blessed is the man (Sheet music, Vocal score)
David Bednall
R66 Discovery Miles 660 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

for SATB unaccompanied This gentle, lilting anthem sets verses from the psalms that speak of devotion to and delight in the Lord. Bednall's sophisticated and appealing musical language gives colour and expression to the text and creates a devotional atmosphere perfectly suited to the psalmists' words.

There is no rose of such virtue (Sheet music, Vocal score): Ethan McGrath There is no rose of such virtue (Sheet music, Vocal score)
Ethan McGrath
R79 Discovery Miles 790 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

for SATB (with divisions) unaccompanied Ethan McGrath's setting of this well-known fourteenth-century macaronic text is expressive and rich, both harmonically and emotionally. The melodies have a chant-like quality and the metrical changes create a compelling ebb and flow. This carol is evocative of an ancient choral tradition, while at the same time offering a fresh choral sound.

This Endernight (Sheet music, Vocal score): Michael Berkeley This Endernight (Sheet music, Vocal score)
Michael Berkeley
R63 Discovery Miles 630 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

for SATB and organ Commissioned by King's College, Cambridge, for the 2016 Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, This Endernight is a tender, peaceful setting of well-known fifteenth-century words. The recurring melody has an appropriately lilting feel, and Berkeley employs artful textural juxtapositions, with solo lines always opening out into a rich, full-choir sound for the 'lullay, by-by' refrain. The organ part provides colour and support for the voices, with sparkling semiquavers leading into the final, vibrant section.

O waly, waly (Sheet music, Vocal score): John Rutter O waly, waly (Sheet music, Vocal score)
John Rutter
R54 Discovery Miles 540 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Easter Light (Sheet music, Vocal score): Cecilia McDOWALL Easter Light (Sheet music, Vocal score)
Cecilia McDOWALL
R64 Discovery Miles 640 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
The Night (Sheet music, Vocal score): Toby Young The Night (Sheet music, Vocal score)
Toby Young
R66 Discovery Miles 660 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

for SATB unaccompanied This short sacred work for unaccompanied mixed choir is a highly atmospheric setting of the poet Henry Vaughan's mystical and enigmatic poem of the same name. Written for the choir of St Peter's College, Oxford, the work has a sonorous quality and uses extended harmonies to great effect.

O nata lux (Sheet music, Vocal score): Alan Smith O nata lux (Sheet music, Vocal score)
Alan Smith
R66 Discovery Miles 660 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Tree of Life (Sheet music, Vocal score): Mack Wilberg Tree of Life (Sheet music, Vocal score)
Mack Wilberg
R85 Discovery Miles 850 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

for SATB and piano or orchestra Tree of Life is an expansive setting of an evocative text by David Warner that depicts the sacred archetype of the life-giving tree through the cycle of all four seasons. The lyrics, coupled with simple, memorable melodies, speak of spiritual planting and growth, nourishment, and an abundant harvest; each observation is punctuated by an 'Alleluia' as an expression of praise and gratitude. Wilberg's imaginative orchestration creates an abundant soundworld, with arching woodwind phrases, sweeping strings, and a cacophony of handbells that lifts the closing alleluias skywards in celebration. This is the title track on the Tabernacle Choir's 2018 CD release.

Star of the East (Sheet music, Vocal score): Alan Bullard Star of the East (Sheet music, Vocal score)
Alan Bullard
R62 Discovery Miles 620 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Morning Light (Sheet music, Vocal score): Sarah Quartel Morning Light (Sheet music, Vocal score)
Sarah Quartel
R63 Discovery Miles 630 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

for SSAA unaccompanied Morning Light sets an optimistic text by the composer about home and finding your way. Inspired by American folksongs, the captivating melody and warm harmonies perfectly complement the uplifting theme of the text. Morning Light will be a welcome addition to the upper-voice repertoire.

Down by the riverside (Sheet music, Vocal score): John Rutter Down by the riverside (Sheet music, Vocal score)
John Rutter
R75 Discovery Miles 750 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Beautiful Soup (Sheet music, Vocal score): Brian Chapple Beautiful Soup (Sheet music, Vocal score)
Brian Chapple
R54 Discovery Miles 540 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

for SSA and piano This playful song sets the famous 'Beautiful Soup' poem from Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland in a suitably tongue-in-cheek manner. With lilting rhythms, intertwining lines, and opportunities for portamento, Beautiful Soup will make an enjoyable addition to any concert programme.

Ash Wednesday (Sheet music, Vocal score): Cecilia McDOWALL Ash Wednesday (Sheet music, Vocal score)
Cecilia McDOWALL
R75 Discovery Miles 750 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
The Very Best Time of Year (Sheet music, Vocal score - unaccompanied): John Rutter The Very Best Time of Year (Sheet music, Vocal score - unaccompanied)
John Rutter; Arranged by Owain Park
R76 Discovery Miles 760 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

for SATTBB unaccompanied With a text by the composer, this secular carol is a true celebration of all that we love about the festive season. Owain Park's arrangement presents a new take on this Christmas classic, drawing on Rutter's evocative orchestral colours to create this characterful and heart-warming arrangement for a cappella voices. This arrangement of The Very Best Time of Year has been recorded by The Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge, conducted by Stephen Layton, on the album Yulefest! (Hyperion, CDA68087).

The Quest (Sheet music, Vocal score): John Rutter The Quest (Sheet music, Vocal score)
John Rutter
R75 Discovery Miles 750 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

for SATB (with divisions), oboe, and organ The text combines the nineteenth-century poet and Christian minister George MacDonald's emotive poem Lost and Found with the 'In paradisum' antiphon from the Burial Service in the Liber Usualis. The music is at times ethereal, melancholic, poignant, and life-affirming. The solo oboe and organ writing is integral to the emotive character of the piece, and the word-painting and angelic chorus moments encourage the listener to reflect on the subject at hand. The Quest is featured on the Collegium Records CD The Gift of Life. An orchestration for chamber ensemble (solo oboe, harp, and strings) is available on hire/rental.

God is Light (Sheet music, Vocal score): Cecilia McDOWALL God is Light (Sheet music, Vocal score)
Cecilia McDOWALL
R77 Discovery Miles 770 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

for SSATB unaccompanied Commissioned by Ralph Woodward and the Fairhaven Singers in memory of Dora Kemp, one of the choir's sopranos, God is Light sets lines from Psalm 139, 1 Thessalonians, and 1 John. It moves from an unsettled tonality at the beginning, through anguished false relations and wistful expressivity, to find triumphant resolution in a blazing A major at the end. Like all of McDowall's music, it is well crafted and singable. God is Light was first performed on 12 November 2016 in Queens' College Chapel, Cambridge, by the Fairheaven Singers and Perse Prep Senior Choir (director Paul Harris), conducted by Ralph Woodward.

A Winter's Night - Christmas Cantata (Sheet music, Vocal score): Cecilia McDOWALL A Winter's Night - Christmas Cantata (Sheet music, Vocal score)
Cecilia McDOWALL
R146 Discovery Miles 1 460 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

for SATB choir, brass quintet, organ and percussion This engaging 15-minute cantata combines several popular carols to create a performance full of Christmas spirit. Through creative re-harmonization, rhythmic variation, and imaginative linking passages, McDowall conjures up a joyful atmosphere, delighting with familiar and surprising material in equal measure. A rousing finale weaves together several of the tunes to bring the piece to a jubilant close. Instrumental material is available on hire/rental.

The Scholar (Sheet music, Vocal score): David Bednall The Scholar (Sheet music, Vocal score)
David Bednall
R66 Discovery Miles 660 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

for SATB unaccompanied The Scholar is a sensitive setting of Robert Southey's poem that explores a man's kinship with the dead. With Bednall's characteristic metrical fluidity and effective word setting, this piece will provide a moment of quiet reflection in a concert programme.

Distant Land - A prayer for freedom (Sheet music, SATB vocal score): John Rutter Distant Land - A prayer for freedom (Sheet music, SATB vocal score)
John Rutter
R62 Discovery Miles 620 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Health and Safety (Sheet music, SATB vocal score): Alan Bullard Health and Safety (Sheet music, SATB vocal score)
Alan Bullard
R80 Discovery Miles 800 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

for SATB and piano This original suite sets anonymous instructions found in packaging to general household goods, providing amusing and theatrical highlights as well as musical interplay and formal episodes. The three contrasting movements are contemporary yet accessible in style, with catchy melodies and jazz-inspired harmonies.

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