The shepherds sing

The shepherds sing : Vocal score

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for SATB (with soprano solo), trumpet in B flat (or soprano saxophone or clarinet in B flat), and piano or harp The shepherds sing is a sweet and tranquil setting of a Christmas text by George Herbert. With an atmospheric accompaniment created by rippling arpeggio lines in the piano/harp and a simple instrumental countermelody, it begins with a beautiful soprano solo before opening out into gentle choral harmonies. The shepherds sing is featured on the Wroclaw Philharmonic Choir's CD of Bob Chilcott's music.
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Product details

  • Sheet music | 12 pages
  • 179 x 255 x 1mm | 28g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0193387204
  • 9780193387201
  • 2,124,292

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Bob Chilcott writes superbly well for voices . . . The shepherds sing (words by George Herbert) has a gorgeous richness, reminiscent of a song from a Broadway musical, as keyboard (or ideally harp) arpeggiate an accompaniment to trumpet (or saxophone or clarinet), solo soprano (with a major role here) and choir. * James L. Montgomery, Church Music Quarterly, September 13 * This new carol has more echoes of Sondheim than its thoroughly English modal counterpart, and the accompaniment is gently quirky . . . As ever with Chilcott, the compositional craft is enviable, and George Herbert's poem is clothed in a delightfully scintillating musical mantle. * Jeremy Summerly, Choir & Organ September 2012 *
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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
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