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Encores for Choirs 2 : Vocal score

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for SATB accompanied and unaccompanied30 varied pieces ranging in style from the classic and sentimental to the humorous and madcap. With the standards of the repertoire are new pieces and fresh arrangements by some of the finest arrangers. The volume provides an unrivalled kaleidoscope of concert encores.show more

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  • Sheet music | 256 pages
  • 172.7 x 243.8 x 15.2mm | 476.28g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0193436329
  • 9780193436329
  • 530,148

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. . . a diverse, serendipitous, demanding (some items should carry a health warning) and, in a couple of cases, downright bizarre collection of choral oddities as ever landed on a reviewer's doormat. * Stephen Jackson, Mastersinger Spring 2005 * Of course, encores need not only be frivolous. Peter Gritton's diverse selection also takes in English folk song, spirituals and his own African-inspired Good Hope, as well as Saint-Saens, Rachmaninov, Reger and Brahms. Most impressive is the fact that half of the 30 pieces that appear here are published for the first time, so you are bound to make new discoveries. On top of the excellent choice of music, this book boasts classy presentation, an informative intoroduction and a sensible price, so gold stars all round for OUP. * Armin Zanner, Music Teacher May 2005 * Anyone who has tried their hand at programming concerts will know that finding a closer, the piece that will convincingly end the show and bring the house down, is the heardest thing to find. Peter Gritton's new OUP publication, Encores for Choires 2 will, however, make it a little easier - one suspects a few of these numbers will be cropping up in choral competitions over the coming years! . . . But looking at familiar material in a new light is a welcome provocation and a strength of this highly entertaining volume. * Matthew Greenall The Singer June 05 *show more

Table of contents

A Modern Major-General ; Auld Lang Syne ; Bring us in good ale ; Buffalo Gals ; Calmes des nuits ; Chick, chick, chicken! ; Counting Up My Toes ; Country Gardens ; Dashing Away with the Smoothing Iron ; Deconstructing Johann ; Dry Bones ; El Hambo ; Ev'ry time I feel the Spirit ; Good Hope ; Ill Wind ; It was a lover and his lass ; Jargon ; Mission: Impossible ; Nachtlied ; Orpheus in the Underground ; Parting Friends ; Shenandoah ; Stranger in Paradise ; Take it from Figure 'O' Arthur Sullivan ; The tide rises, the tide falls ; Three-minute Messiah ; 'Un'-Popular Song ; Vocalise ; Wiegenliedshow more

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 singing.show more

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