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Oxford University Press
There always something sings
This beautiful setting of a text by Ralph Waldo Emerson celebrates the universal presence of song, which can be found in places of beauty but also darkness. With memorable melodies and a flowing supportive accompaniment, this piece will leave a warm feeling in both the singers and listeners alike. Originally published in The Oxford Book of Flexible Choral Songs for flexible voices and also available separately in a version for SATB and piano.
Song to the moon
for unison voices, with optional descant, and piano
This attractive piece for unison voices celebrates the wonder of the ‘bright new moon’. The composer’s own text, based on traditional Hebridean poems, is set to a simple, flowing melody, and the optional descant in the final section soars over the melody and introduces an echo effect. The piano accompaniment supports the vocal lines while providing additional colours and textures.
This is the key
Alan wrote this piece to meet a commission for one of the choirs that make up The Children’s Choirs of Greater Dallas. It’s humorous and effective, setting an anonymous text which calls for a very dramatic opening but becomes a little like a box within a box. It’s scored for unison choir and piano, or there is an option to divide. It is published by OUP.
Cecilia wrote this for the Friday Afternoons project, and it is available to download from the Friday Afternoons site. Its first public outing came as the conclusion to a schools project run in Oxfordshire by Radley College and their precentor, Sam Gladstone, who conducted the performance in the presence of the Kings Singers at the Sheldonian Theatre. The text was written specially by poet and musicologist Kate Wakeling.