Comfortable Words

Comfortable Words

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for SATB and organ
This anthem takes its words from the Book of Common Prayer. Finnissy's setting brings together simple melodic lines, astringent harmonies, and rhythmic organ counter-melodies to create highly emotive music which gives the words a new strength and intensity.
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Product details

  • Sheet music | 8 pages
  • 177 x 252 x 1mm | 17g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Vocal score
  • 019336011X
  • 9780193360112
  • 2,206,201

Review quote

[It] interleaves some straightforward four-part harmony and unisons for voices with organ writing that reflects his own utterly original and expressive keyboard style, at once intricate, highly melodic, harmonically oblique and contrapuntally rich - a characteristic, personal signature within this otherwise rather objective offering to the divine. * The Singer, February 09 *
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About Michael Finnissy

Michael Finnissy was born in Tulse Hill, London in 1946 and studied at the Royal College of Music. He later studied in Italy with Roman Vlad. He went on to create the music department of the London School of Contemporary Dance, and has been associated as composer with many notable British dance companies. He has also been musician in residence to the Victorian College of the Arts, the City of Caulfield in Australia, and the East London Late Starters Orchestra. In
1999 he was made Professor of Composition at the University of Southampton.
Finnissy has been featured composer at the Bath, Huddersfield and Almeida festivals, amongst others, and his works are widely performed and broadcast worldwide. Recordings are available on various labels, notably NMC and Metier; the latter has released a cycle of CDs to great critical acclaim.
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