The Flight of Song

The Flight of Song : Vocal score

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for SATB unaccompanied The optional opening section, for which there is a graphic score, is spoken to texts by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and other esteemed poets and authors. The four sung movements which follow are conventionally notated and set to further texts by Longfellow, and they amply demonstrate the hallmarks of Skempton's extraordinarily skilful choral writing. Subtle word painting and masterful use of harmony reinforce the rich imagery conveyed in the texts, weaving together a work of considerable beauty and power. Immensely satisfying to sing, this piece is ideal for concert use.show more

Product details

  • Sheet music | 16 pages
  • 177 x 253 x 3mm | 36g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0193381524
  • 9780193381520
  • 2,002,983

Review quote

the settings have an attractive immediacy * Malcolm Goldring, Music Teacher March 06 *show more

About Howard Skempton

Howard Skempton has worked as a composer, accordionist, and music publisher. Renowned for the distinctive clarity of his musical language, in recent years he has concentrated increasingly on writing choral and vocal music. His choral commissions include works for the BBC Singers and the Belfast Philharmonic Society.show more