Some corner of a foreign field

Some corner of a foreign field : Vocal score

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for tenor solo, SATB, string orchestra and harp Written as part of McDowall's tenure as composer in residence at Dulwich College, Some corner of a foreign field was commissioned to mark the centenary of the First World War. A profoundly moving cantata, it draws on biblical texts associated with the acclaimed pupil of Dulwich College, Sir Ernest Shackleton, his 1916 Antarctic Expedition, and Rupert Brooke, the centenary of whose death falls on 2015. This beautiful work, with its lustrous harmonies and its poignant tenor solo, offers choirs an immensely rewarding experience.show more

Product details

  • Sheet music | 32 pages
  • 177 x 253 x 3mm | 72g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0193404540
  • 9780193404540

Review quote

Cecilia McDowall has assimilated successfully several diverse references and allusions to create a cogent and finely fashioned 18-minute piece well worth exploring by any adventurous choral societies and recording companies. * Paul Conway, Musical Opinion, Summer 2015 *show more

About Cecilia McDowall

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.show more