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On yesternight I saw a sight, for choir (SSAA) a cappella. 9781784545901

On yesternight I saw a sight, for choir (SSAA) a cappella

Boosey & Hawkes. 2020

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  • EAN: 9781784545901
  • ISBN: 978-1-78454-590-1
  • Código del editor: BH 13713
  • Editorial: Boosey & Hawkes
  • Fecha de edición: 2020
  • Encuadernación: Rústica
  • Idioma: inglés
  • Nº páginas: 12

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ISMN: 979-0-060-13713-6

Composer's note:"On yesternight I saw a sight was set as a means of thanking Jo Tomlinson for promoting and recording my music with the excellent choristers of Farnham Youth Choir. Knowing that the group?s ethos is to memorise the music, I intentionally set the text in a strophic fashion in which the odd-numbered verses act as a unison chorus that later forms a round. The text is inherently rhythmical and joyous. To my mind, it could only be a 12/8 jig reminiscent of a traditional folk dance. For the work?s final exclamation, I originally added "Noel" to the text. However, singing the final letter of this word while singing a top A is unnecessarily difficult. Thus I instead set the medieval Latin term, "Noe". By happy coincidence, this rhymes with the last two words of the sixth verse. The final chorus - harmonised for the first time and accompanied by a descant - hurriedly asks for God?s grace in these ever uncertain times so that he may "be born in us today"."- Gareth Treseder -

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