Lamentations : Performing score

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for bass and theorbo Comprising 4 separate 'Lamentations', this work for bass voice and theorbo takes its text from John Donne's The Lamentations of Jeremy, and is set in Howard Skempton's characteristic pared-down style. A recording of Lamentations is available on the Delphian Records release of Skempton's choral music: 'The Cloths of Heaven' (Delphian Records / IODA), performed by Bartholomew Lawrence and James Akers.
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  • Sheet music | 20 pages
  • 210 x 297mm | 87g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0193363801
  • 9780193363809

About Howard Skempton

Born in Chester in 1947, Howard Skempton has worked as a composer, accordionist, and music publisher. Renowned for the distinctive clarity of his musical language, he has composed over 300 pieces, many of which are miniatures for solo piano or accordion. His orchestral and instrumental works have been recorded by, among others, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Ensemble Bash. In recent years, Skempton has concentrated increasingly on writing vocal and choral music; his
choral commissions include works for the BBC Singers and the Belfast Philharmonic Society. He is currently an Honorary Professor of Music at De Montfort University.
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