What child is this? : SSA vocal score
for SSA and piano Inspired by the simple directness of William Chatterton Dix's vivid, pictorial text, the composer explores the breadth of the choral canvas in this expressive and artful carol. The piece has a straightforward verse-chorus structure, with gentle development of the verse material and an effective motif to close each verse, making it accessible to and rewarding for choirs of all abilities. Also available in a version for mixed voices.
- Sheet music | 12 pages
- 178 x 252 x 1mm | 28g
- 05 May 2016
- Oxford University Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
Chapple's carol is set in triple time (rather than the compound time of the familiar Greensleeves to which these words are often set) and could be a useful carol for an upper-voices choir. * Gordon Appleton, Sunday by Sunday (CMQ), December 2016 *
About Brian Chapple
Brian Chapple was educated at Highgate School and studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Lennox Berkeley and Harry Isaacs. In 2000 he was elected Associate of the Royal Academy of Music.