Christus est stella

Christus est stella : Vocal score

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for SSATB (with divisions) unaccompanied In Christus est stella, Will Todd sets words by the Venerable Bede, which are also found inscribed above Bede's tomb in the Galilee Chapel of Durham Cathedral. Featuring the original Latin text intertwined with an English translation, the piece is homophonic and by turns ecstatic and calmly contemplative. It is particularly suitable for All Saints, All Souls, and Remembrance Day, as well as for funerals. Christus est stella was originally published in the collection Cantica more

Product details

  • Sheet music | 8 pages
  • 176 x 254 x 1mm | 18g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0193369060
  • 9780193369061

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Written for SSATBB, the rich textures of the music will be rewarding for a choir that is confident in placement of melodic lines and chords, and unafraid of gentle dissonance. * Gordon Appleton, Sunday by Sunday (CMQ), June 2016 *show more

About Will Todd

British composer and pianist Will Todd has worked at the Royal Opera House, the Lincoln Center in New York, London's Barbican, and with Welsh National Opera, award-winning choirs The Sixteen and the BBC Singers, and internationally renowned clarinettist Emma Johnson. Will Todd is best-known for his choral works, and his jazz-inspired Mass in Blue (2003) has been performed more than 100 times since its premiere. He won second prize in the 2002 International Giuseppe Verdi Opera Competition, and his Jazz Concerto for Clarinet (2009) has been performed in the UK, USA, and more