Song's Eternity

Song's Eternity : Vocal score

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for SS unaccompanied Skempton's simple and reflective setting of John Clare's poem was commissioned by the Aldeburgh Festival and composed for The Abbey Chapel Choir, Woodbridge. With its fluid changes of time signature and unusual harmonic inflections, Song's Eternity evokes a sound-world unique to Skempton. The modest scoring and simple movement within the parts make the work accessible to all upper-voice or treble choirs looking to try something more

Product details

  • Sheet music | 4 pages
  • 180 x 250 x 3mm | 18.14g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0193371812
  • 9780193371811

Review quote

It will provide an interesting challenge for adult and child singers alike, and a moment of refreshment in any concert programme. * James Weeks, Music Teacher, June 2011 * Skempton's Song's Eternity is a beautiful miniature for upper voices (divisi sopranos or, conceivably, soprano and alto), which epitomises the soft underbelly of English minimalism. * Jeremy Summerly, Choir & Organ, May 2011 *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 more