Songs and Cries of London Town

Songs and Cries of London Town : Vocal score

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for SATB choir, upper voice choir, piano duet, and optional percussion This is a vibrant and varied choral cantata in five movements. Together the movements evoke a contemporary impression of London's sights, sounds, and moods. The music is irresistible, by turns contemplative and thrilling. All adult performers sing or play from the vocal score, which is also available on hire. The upper voice parts are published separately as London more

Product details

  • Sheet music | 56 pages
  • 215 x 280 x 5mm | 179g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0193432978
  • 9780193432970
  • 1,673,096

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 more

Table of contents

Come buy ; The flower of Cities all ; London bells ; Composed upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802 ; Good morrow!show more

Review quote

The music for the upper-voice choir, in the third and fifth movements, simple and in unison for the most part, gives a good opportunity for youngsters to join adults in a concerted work - an increasingly popular format. For the SATB singers the challenges of tricky rhythm and occasional sly modulation would soon be surmounted, given the expertly grateful and encouraging part writing . . . Throughout, the music is unfailingly attractive, with lively ostinatos and cross-rhythms in the fast movements and, equally characteristic of Bob Chilcott's work, a delicate lyricism in the slow ones. This would be a happy, light-hearted and not too demanding item for a celebratory programme. * Howard Layfied, Mastersinger Spring 2002 * Bob Chilcott's Songs and Cries of London Town is described tongue-in-cheekily in the frontispiece as a 'capital' choral cantata. With London as its subject matter it is that, most certainly. It is also 'capital' in the old fogeyish sense of the word - good, very good . . . This is a work that would amply reward the attentions of any good choral society or strong school choir searching for a show-stopping 15-minute work with which to finish a concert. * Christopher Field, Music Teacher, August 02 *show more