Three Riddles

Three Riddles : Vocal score

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for three-part upper-voice choir This is a witty and ingenious work, scored for three-part upper voices (either unaccompanied or with instruments doubling the voices). The three riddles each explore ideas of balance and symmetry, whether through the use of canon, inversion, or palindrome, and the result is an intriguing and unusual concert more

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  • Sheet music | 12 pages
  • 178 x 254 x 1mm | 24g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0193360055
  • 9780193360051

About Richard Causton

Richard Causton was born in London and studied at the University of York, the Royal College of Music and the Scuola Civica in Milan. He has worked with world renowned performers such as the BBC Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonieorchester Basel, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Saarbrucken, London Sinfonietta, and the Nash Ensemble. He has been the recipient of several awards, including First Prize in the International 'Nuove Sincronie competition, the Mendelssohn Scholarship and a 2004 British Composer Award in the Best Instrumental Work category for Seven States of Rain. He was founder of the Royal College of Music Gamelan Programme and held the Fellow Commonership in the Creative Arts at Trinity College, more

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Written for three equal voices (in this case a children's choir, but they could be any set of equal voices that can manage the pitches), Causton makes of the riddles, all of which deal with the natural world, a study in canon and palindrome, though without at any point sacrificing musical sense or poetry in the exercise. * Matthew Greenall, The Singer August 08 * All four movements are octatonic and with a limited range, and would be a rather neat addition to a concert, particularly if the musical features are explained to the audience. * Jonathan Wikeley, Music Teacher, July 08 *show more