The Voice of the Spirits : Vocal score
for SATB unaccompanied The text is taken from Shelley's epic poem Prometheus Unbound. Skempton sets passages in which a Chorus of Hours and a Chorus of Spirits celebrate in ecstatic language the unshackling of the human spirit through the enlightenment of science. Written in his customary style of great simplicity, Skempton's hypnotic score beautifully captures the visionary lyricism of the poetry: long lyrical sections in two different keys distinguish the hopes and fears of the Hours and the Spirits, before they are united in song at the end of the piece.
- Sheet music | 20 pages
- 210 x 297mm | 61g
- 03 Feb 2005
- Oxford University Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
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 Society.