Song of Creation

Song of Creation : Vocal score

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for SATB unaccompanied This paean to the divine creation of the world sets part of the Benedicite text from the US Book of Common Prayer. The four unaccompanied voice parts are used to great effect, with phrases often beginning in a strong unison before opening out into rich and colourful harmonies. Helvey highlights the words through the use of homophonic textures and changing time signatures to follow the natural stresses of the text.show more

Product details

  • Sheet music | 8 pages
  • 175 x 267 x 1mm | 3,175.13g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 019340723X
  • 9780193407237

About Howard Helvey

Howard Helvey lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he is active as a composer, arranger, and pianist. He is organist and choirmaster of the historic Calvary Episcopal Church. He is in frequent demand as a guest choral composer, conductor, and speaker.show more

Review quote

In the span of sixty-five measures, Helvey spins out a full ternary form, responding to the groupings found in the BCP text, and he creates a satisfying musical world in miniature . . . This sort of neat tonal planning, so characteristic of this fine composer, lends heft to this brief anthem, making it feel very complete. A performance note explaining the part division in the final two chords implicitly endorses performance of the work by a solo quartet, thus this joyful setting would work well for choirs of all sizes and experience levels. * Jason Overall, Journal of the Association of Anglican Musicians, January 16 *show more