Canticles of Light

Canticles of Light : Vocal score

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for children's choir, mixed choir and orchestra or tubular bells and organ A dark and beautiful, yet also extremely approachable, work in three movements. The first two are darker in character: evening hymns that ask for protection and comfort through the night. The music lightens for the final hymn, a song for the morning that looks forward to a new beginning.
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Product details

  • Sheet music | 24 pages
  • 216 x 279 x 2mm | 94g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0193432889
  • 9780193432888
  • 2,108,989

Table of contents

Te lucis ante terminum ; Christe, qui, splendor et dies ; O nata lux de lumine
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About Bob Chilcott

Bob Chilcott has been involved with choral music all his life, first as a Chorister and then a Choral Scholar at King's College, Cambridge. Later, he sang and composed music for 12 years with the King's Singers. His experiences with that group, his passionate commitment to young and amateur choirs, and his profound belief that music can unite people, have inspired him both to compose full-time and, through proactive workshopping, to promote choral music
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Review quote

This is a concise work with highly approachable choral writing which choirs will enjoy getting their teeth into . . . Canticles of Light is certainly a work which will find a place in the choral repertoire of the 21st century. * The Organ May 2001 * There is much to recommend in this work . . . Although the three sections are intended to run together, there seems no reason why each could not be performed separately in liturgical use. * Organists' Review August 2001 * The part writing is close and frequently dissonant, giving the music a rich but misty texture, reminding me of a sunset by Turner . . . The inclusion of an upper-voice choir . . . is an inspired idea and certainly adds an extra dimension to the texture . . . Although not celebratory in feeling, they could grace the programme of any special concert by a distinguished choir. * Music Teacher Sept 01 * Provided that there is space to set the upper-voice choir apart from the main choir, it is both practical and atmospheric. * Church Times 12 October 2001 * Musically, this piece is not as difficult as it may appear on paper. Certainly, the chords tend to shimmer, but they are not difficult to achieve nor to maintain, and should not present any real problems for a well trained ensemble . . . Mr Chilcott provides plenty of scope for dynamic variation, while allowing the listener peace in which to worship God, which is, after all, the essential business of hymns. Very warmly recommended. * Henry Howell, Australian Music Teacher March 2002 *
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