This Day

This Day : Vocal score

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This Day unites five very different texts, both sacred and secular, in an exploration of man's relationship with the world and with God. Opening with an optimistic F sharp major setting of Emily Dickinson's 'Bring me the sunset in a cup', the work progresses through the stages of a day (or, indeed, a life): 'Awake, my soul!' (Thomas Ken), 'This Day' (Jewish text, adapted Chilcott), 'The Bright Field' (R.S. Thomas), and 'O Lord, support us' (John Henry Newman). This is powerfully evocative music embracing a range of moods and styles, with moments of joyful optimism, spiritual enlightenment, and poignancy.
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Product details

  • Sheet music | 16 pages
  • 215 x 278 x 3mm | 73g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0193359332
  • 9780193359338
  • 1,370,015

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.
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Table of contents

Bring me the sunset in a cup ; Awake, my soul! ; This Day ; The Bright Field ; O Lord, support us
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Review quote

Chilcott . . . has come up with a true jewel-box of three-part vocal writing. A 10-minute emotional rollercoaster, well written for voices. * Thomas Lydon, Music Teacher, June 09 *
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