Encores for Choirs 1 : Vocal score
Chorus directors are always on the look-out for approachable show-stopping concert pieces guaranteed to evoke cries of 'Encore!'. In this anthology for mixed voices are 24 such numbers ranging in character from classic, sentimental leave-taking items, through humorous or quirky pieces, to exciting fast-moving numbers that are sure to delight singers and audiences alike. There's an excellent mix of unaccompanied items (all with piano reductions) and accompanied pieces.
- Sheet music | 176 pages
- 170 x 246 x 14mm | 399.17g
- 21 May 1998
- Oxford University Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
- With music.
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Table of contents
Banquet Fugue ; Christopher Robin is saying his prayers ; Drunken sailor ; Geographical Fugue ; The Gosling ; Home is a special kind of feeling ; I do like to be beside the seaside ; Irish Blessing ; Italian Salad ; Let's begin again ; Londonderry Air ; The Lost Chord ; The Mermaid ; Name that tune ; Old McDonald had a farm ; Quick! We have but a second ; Rejection ; Sourwood mountain ; Steal away ; The Teddy Bears' Picnic ; Tequila Samba ; Two for the price of one ; Viva la musica
'It contains a range of items from the overtly sentimental to the dizzyingly cerebral with which to wow your audience.' (The Singer, August 98)
The arrangements, both accompanied and a cappella, should provide a challenge to choirs, both technically and in terms of communication, as well as considerable enjoyment. The cost represents good value for money, and should provide a useful extension to the repertoire of many four-part choirs. * Ensemble (MMA), June 98 * It contains a range of items from the overtly sentimental to the dizzyingly cerebral with which to wow your audience. * The Singer, August 98 *
About Peter Gritton
Peter Gritton studied music at Clare College, Cambridge before taking up a post at Christ Church, Oxford as a countertenor Lay Clerk. Peter has sung with a variety of groups including The Sixteen, The Cambridge Singers, Gabrieli Consort, I Fagiolini, and a close harmony group, The Light Blues, with whom he has travelled worldwide. He is currently Director of Music at St Paul's School. London, as well as enjoying a busy schedule composing, arranging, and