Rise up, my love

Rise up, my love : Vocal score

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for SATB unaccompanied This setting of the Song of Songs is a fine example of Skempton's distinctive ability to distil and express the emotional essence of a text. Beautifully understated, and employing a straightforward tonal language with gorgeously refined harmony, this is an exquisite piece of choral writing.show more

Product details

  • Sheet music | 8 pages
  • 178 x 254 x 10mm | 17g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0193439255
  • 9780193439252

Review quote

. . . delicate settings that are essentially homophonic; what makes these attractive is the way in which Skempton uses the natural speech rhythms of the text to present the essential meaning of the words. They are not difficult, and there are minimal instructions. * Malcolm Goldring, Music Teacher March 06 * Rise up my love [is] another euphonious, tonal gem which manages to sound utterly fresh and devoid of clich'. * www.theartsdesk.com, July 2017 *show more

About Howard Skempton

Howard Skempton has worked as a composer, accordionist, and music publisher. Renowned for the distinctive clarity of his musical language, in recent years he has concentrated increasingly on writing choral and vocal music. His choral commissions include works for the BBC Singers and the Belfast Philharmonic Society.show more