He wishes for the Cloths of Heaven

He wishes for the Cloths of Heaven : Vocal score

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for SATB (with divisions) unaccompanied Skempton sets this famous love poem by Yeats with characteristic directness and warmth and using rich and scrumptious sonorities. Magical shifts of harmony punctuate the otherwise simple tonal language. An uplifting and satisfying piece ideal for concert use.show more

Product details

  • Sheet music | 16 pages
  • 178 x 255 x 1mm | 29g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0193439158
  • 9780193439153
  • 950,198

Review quote

The music has a hypnotic, almost minimalist, quality that is quite endearing. * Richard Bannan, Music Teacher April 2005 *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