Music from Chaucer

Music from Chaucer : Score and parts

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for brass quintet (2 trumpets, horn, trombone, tuba) A work in five movements, each characterizing a poem by Chaucer. 'Triton's Trumpets', acts as an overture to the suite of pieces, is mainly rather rustic and, as its title implies, much of its music is in the nature of fanfares. Next is a haunting slow waltz, then a very short and very vigorous fanfare. In the fourth movement, 'The Sorrowful Knight', each instrument expresses its individual sorrow. Finally Chaucer himself chatters in a jaunty, innocent style.show more

Product details

  • Sheet music | 76 pages
  • 235 x 313 x 5mm | 261g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0193555026
  • 9780193555020

About Michael Berkeley

Michael Berkeley was born in 1948. He studied composition, singing, and piano at the Royal Academy of Music but it was not until his late twenties, when he went to study with Richard Rodney Bennett, that Berkeley began to concentrate exclusively on composing. In 1977 he was awarded the Guinness Prize for Composition; two years later he was appointed Associate Composer to the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Since then Michael's music has been played all over the globe and by some of the world's finest musicians. Most of Michael's significant orchestral work, much of his chamber music and his operas are available on CD as part of the Chandos Berkeley Edition. For ten years from 1995 Michael was artistic director of the Cheltenham International Festival of Music. He currently presents Radio 3's Private Passions, which won the Broadcasting Press Guild's Radio Programme of the Year Award in 1996, and is Chairman of the Governors of The Royal Ballet.show more

Table of contents

Triton's Trumpets ; The Grieving Queen ; A Fanfare for the Huntsmen ; The Sorrowful Knight ; The Wakeful Poetshow more

Review quote

`A most advanced and imaginative work to be included in the libraries of professional quintets . . . Although requiring careful rehearsal, there are no insurmountable difficulties. * Winds *show more