Spells : Vocal score

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Suitable for SSA and piano or orchestra, this is a song cycle setting four poems. The music aims to capture the imagination of upper-voice choirs of various ages.show more

Product details

  • Sheet music | 28 pages
  • 197 x 255 x 2mm | 75g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0193433052
  • 9780193433052
  • 1,476,017

Table of contents

Spell of creation ; Spell to bring lost creatures home ; Spell of sleep ; Spell of safekeepingshow more

Review quote

Chilcott has astutely chosen some fine texts here . . . Chilcott's vocal parts serve the texts well within the restricted range of upper voices. Here is no straining after exotic textures for their own sakes. But there isn't a dull moment either. The generic title Spells leads into charms and incantations, lullabies and hypnotic lilting. There is a beautfully understated runic feel to some of the melodic ideas and something occasionally Celtic too . . . Given really expressive singing (and good conducting, and a good pianist) these songs would spell-bind an audience in the way that only children's voices, singing good music, can. * Peter Dale, Choir & Organ Sept 02 * As a whole collection, these pieces provide a wonderful contrast, capture exquisitely the mood of Raine's words and display a superb command of vocal writing. I have no doubt that, for a choir which sets itself high standards and wants something to mould and craft into performance, there is a very worthwhile cycle of pieces here. * Music Teacher, March 2003 *show more

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 worldwide.show more