When time is broke

When time is broke : Three Shakespeare Songs

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for SSAA (with divisions) unaccompanied
Cecilia McDowall's fresh and appealing style is amply displayed in this cycle, subtitled 'Three Shakespeare Songs'. In total, six Shakespeare texts are used, and McDowall's response encompasses a fleet-footed impression of Scottish fiddle music, a gorgeously plangent slow movement, and a helter-skelter finale that broadens to a mysteriously pitchless ending. Also available for SSATB.
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Product details

  • Sheet music | 36 pages
  • 178 x 255 x 3mm | 82g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • SSAA vocal score
  • 0193413744
  • 9780193413740

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Review quote

The composer responds directly and imaginatively to all of these quotations, emphasising for example Shakespeare's typical manipulation of the standard technical musical terms of his day such as 'proportion', and making the most of his 'Scotch jig'. Both new sets by Jackson [hree Shakespeare Songs] and McDowall offer much for an audience to enjoy, and the singers too, being welcome additions to the contemporary partsong repertoire in which all voices take
an equal part in singing the song. * Geoffrey Webber, Church Music Quarterly, May 2017 *
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About Cecilia McDowall

Educated at Edinburgh and London Universities, Cecilia McDowall has been described by the International Record Review as having a 'communicative gift that is very rare in modern music. An award-winning composer, McDowall is often inspired by extra-musical influences, and her choral writing combines rhythmic vitality with expressive lyricism. Her music has been commissioned, performed, and recorded by leading choirs, among them Phoenix Chorale and the Choir of New
College, Oxford, and is regularly programmed at prestigious festivals in Britain and abroad.
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