As Joseph was a-walking

As Joseph was a-walking : Vocal score

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for SATB unaccompanied As Joseph was a-walking is a beautifully serene and atmospheric setting of traditional words on the prophecy of Christ's birth as told to Joseph by an angel. With rich harmonies, striking chromatic moments, and appealing contours, this is an ideal carol for more able more

Product details

  • Sheet music | 8 pages
  • 179 x 256 x 3mm | 18g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0193375591
  • 9780193375598

Review quote

Pott's setting, in a rather oblique, modal harmony, captures an almost dreamlike quality, as the angel's prophecy of Christ's imminent birth envelopes its recipient. * Matthew Greenall, The Singer, August 2011 * Francis Pott's As Joseph was a-walking has a lovely fluidity; it is richly crafted with modal harmonies and tasteful suspensions. * Rupert Gough, Choir & Organ November 2011 * Francis Potts' finely crafted setting of the traditional words 'As Joseph was a-walking' has a neo-medieval flavour. Each vocal line has independent melodic shape; dissonance and chromaticism are deftly employed to exquisitely expressive ends. This is a splendid piece, within the capabilities of many parish choirs and strongly recommended to cathedral choirs. * Church Music Quarterly, December 2011 *show more

About Francis Pott

Over the past twenty-five years Francis Pott has acquired an international reputation as a composer of dramatic and emotionally challenging music. His writing unites a distinctive personal voice with a highly disciplined yet versatile technique that is rooted in a keen awareness of the past. Including a steady flow of major commissions, his works are regularly performed, recorded, and broadcast throughout the world. Formerly Lecturer in Music at St Hilda's College, Oxford, he is currently Professor of Composition at London College of Music, The University of West more