Hymn to the Seasons

Hymn to the Seasons

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A setting for soprano, clarinet, and piano of words by David Whitter. The piece is in four movements - Introduction and Recitiative, Aria, Cantilena, and Chorale - they represent each of the seasons, from winter in the first movement, to autumn in the fourth. The text draws parallels between the changing seasons and the story of Christ.show more

Product details

  • Sheet music | 40 pages
  • 233 x 312 x 4mm | 148g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0193454815
  • 9780193454811

Table of contents

Introduction and recitative ; Cantilena ; Aria ; Choraleshow more

About Robert Sherlaw Johnson

Robert Sherlaw Johnson was born in Sunderland in 1932 and died in November 2000. He was educated at the University of Durham and the Royal Academy of Music, later studying piano in Paris with Jacques Fevrier and composition with Nadia Boulanger, as well as attending some of Messiaen's classes at the Conservatoire. After that, he taught in schools, played the piano for a touring ballet company and a group of Spanish dancers, and established a considerable reputation as a concert pianist, specialising in performances of piano music by major 20th-century composers.show more