Now may we singen

Now may we singen : Vocal score

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for SATB unaccompanied Setting a fifteenth-century English text containing some short Latin passages, this is a joyful, dance-like carol with a medieval feel. The spirited, lilting melody begins in the sopranos and altos but is passed round the choir, while the other voices add stirring harmonies and bell-like drones to the texture. Now may we singen was originally published in the New Horizons collection The Ivy and the Holly.
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Product details

  • Sheet music | 8 pages
  • 180 x 255 x 1mm | 18g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0193396963
  • 9780193396968

About Cecilia McDowall

Born in 1951 and educated at Edinburgh and London Universities, Cecilia McDowall has been described by the International Record Review as having a 'communicative gift that is very rare in modern music'. An award-winning composer, McDowall is often inspired by extra-musical influences, and her choral writing combines rhythmic vitality with expressive lyricism. Her music has been commissioned, performed, and recorded by leading choirs, among them Phoenix Chorale and
the Choir of New College, Oxford, and is regularly programmed at prestigious festivals in Britain and abroad.
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Review quote

McDowalls lyrical gifts make her a natural carol writer . . . Now may we singen is more straightforward: a joyful dance with a medieval flavour thanks to punchy rhythms, vocal drones and parallel fourths and fifths. * Church Music Quarterly, September 13 *
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