Four by the clock

Four by the clock : Vocal score

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for SATB unaccompanied The wonderful choral music of Howard Skempton has a unique voice that is instantly recognizable. Four by the Clock, which sets words by Longfellow, is a rich and brooding piece that although quiet and slow throughout, fizzes with a barely contained energy and excitement for the 'dawn that is to be'.
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Product details

  • Sheet music | 4 pages
  • 178 x 254mm
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0193439166
  • 9780193439160

Review quote

The setting is very simple, moving solely in crotchets and minims with no rests and a single dynamic marking (p) to create a sense of relentless progress. Even the transition from one verse to the next is not marked by a break or slowing of tempo. The clean sonorities and soporific character would make this a good piece near the end of a concert - before you jolt your audience awake with Chick, chick, chicken! or A Modern Major-General, assuming
that you have Encores for Choirs 2 to hand. * Armin Zanner, Music Teacher May 2005 *
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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.
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