Noel! : Vocal score

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for SATB and piano or organ, or orchestra In this exuberant carol, Gordon Thornett gives a fresh twist to the words of the traditional English carol 'The first Nowell'. Easy, and with infectious rhythms and a catchy, hummable tune, this is a carol to set alight any carol service or concert. Orchestral material is available on more

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  • Sheet music | 16 pages
  • 178 x 254 x 1mm | 33g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0193432749
  • 9780193432741

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This is a refreshing addition to the long British tradition of merry Christmas carols . . . The 7/8 barring skilfully allows enhancement of the natural rhythms of the words in this new version of 'The first nowell' . . . Conductors will be tempted with a setting that is both relaxed in effect and rewarding of the careful preparation needed. * Howard Layfield, Masteringsinger Summer 06 *show more

About Gordon Thornett

Gordon Thornett studied composition at Manchester University with Humphrey Procter-Gregg, and briefly with Herbert Howells, during his Diploma in Education year in London. He taught music in London, before moving to Birmingham to pursue a career in special education and music therapy. He has composed and arranged several pieces for school and church choirs. His pieces have been performed by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and CBSO Chorus (of which he is a longstanding member), the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, and the Northern Sinfonia and more