Adam lay y-bounden

Adam lay y-bounden : Vocal score

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Description

Suitable for SATB unaccompanied, this work presents a setting of the popular medieval Advent carol.show more

Product details

  • Sheet music | 8 pages
  • 177 x 254 x 1mm
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0193432471
  • 9780193432475
  • 2,003,811

Review quote

Adam lay y-bounden , written in 1999, may look like a simple A minor SATB carol, and indeed it cannot be especially challenging to sing. Yet the calm of its insistent ostinati, gently tossed between the voices, is always just undermined by a syncopated soprano line that can never quite be taken for granted. * Matthew Greenall, The Singer June 2002 * Howard Skempton's setting is original and exciting . . . if performed well this carol would enliven any service or concert. * Michael Nicholas CMQ September 02 * This setting might be fairly described as an old wine in new bottle, this setting providing a refreshing change from complicated harmonies suitable only for choirs of a professional standard. It should be a welcome addition to the libraries of parish churches with an intermediate choral standard, and being only four pages long, will not break the bank of smaller parish churches, whose clergy will appreciate a change from the usual Advent and Christmas offerings. * Henry Howell, Australian Music Teacher, Sept 03 *show more

About Howard Skempton

Howard Skempton has worked as a composer, accordionist, and music publisher. Renowned for the distinctive clarity of his musical language, in recent years he has concentrated increasingly on writing choral and vocal music. His choral commissions include works for the BBC Singers and the Belfast Philharmonic Society.show more