The Miracle of the Spring

The Miracle of the Spring : Vocal score

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for SATB and percussion (two players) This powerfully evocative and uplifting work celebrates the pursuit, and eventual discovery, of water. Brimming with freshness and vitality, The Miracle of the Spring encompasses an array of moods and styles that perfectly convey the essence of Charles Bennett's text, from the relentless rhythmic motifs depicting the parched landscape to the flowing aleatoric fragments suggesting the gushing of the spring. The simple percussion parts for glockenspiel, mark tree, and log drums add texture and drive to the a cappella voices and may be performed by two choir members or separate percussionists. Imbued with rich harmonies, infectious rhythms, and unforgettable melodies, this piece will leave both choir and audience feeling more

Product details

  • Sheet music | 32 pages
  • 216 x 277 x 3mm | 114g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0193400626
  • 9780193400627

About Bob Chilcott

Bob Chilcott has been involved with choral music all his life, first as a Chorister and then a Choral Scholar at King's College, Cambridge. Later, he sang and composed music for 12 years with the King's Singers. His experiences with that group, his passionate commitment to young and amateur choirs, and his profound belief that music can unite people, have inspired him both to compose full-time and, through proactive workshopping, to promote choral music more

Review quote

The Miracle of the Spring, a cantata dealing with water shortage in the third world, was written, like the previous work, in 2013. It beautifully combines various percussion instruments with the choir; the parts are simple a originally intended to be possible to play by members of the choir a and the sounds of glockenspiel, log drums and mark tree (sometimes known as a 'bell tree') colour the various songs in a magical way. * Gwyn Parry-Jones,, July 2015 *show more

Table of contents

Where water waits ; The source of the spring ; To sing of water ; The desert ; The voice of watershow more