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October 2015

The Angry Planet

This monumental cantata for massed forces was commissioned by David Hill and The Bach Choir and premiered as part of the 2012 BBC Proms. Setting a specially commissioned text by Charles Bennett, Chilcott skilfully uses both metred and unmetered sung and spoken lines to highlight the text's environmental message. While the musically interlinked choirs sing of humanity's negligence towards nature in a series of dream images, the endearing and innocent tunes of the children's choir ultimately evoke a sense of hope for the future. Creating a unique opportunity for adult and children's choirs to collaborate, this captivating piece offers a fun and educational performance experience for singers both young and old.

Composer: CHILCOTT, Bob (1955-)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Instrumentation: children's choir / SATB chamber choir / SATB double choir / a cappella
Language: English / Latin (partly)
Duration: 45 mins
6pm / As if / Yellow Eye / Remember / 9pm / Green Rain / Midnight /
We Need / 3am / Sorry Too Late / Peppermint Freckles / 6am (Lutra lutra-the otter) / Perhaps

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Flame's central theme is one of light and happiness being passed from one person to another. Bardsley's lyrics are inspired by a quotation from Siddharta Gautama Buddha, suggesting the notion that a candle's light shared is thereby strengthened rather than diminished. The poem's spiritual quality is captured perfectly in Parry's music, which starts with a single flickering melody, passed from upper to lower voices, and exploding into 12-part harmony as the flame is multiplied, culminating in the affirming final line "so to light the world".

Composer: PARRY, Ben (1965-)
Publisher: Edition Peters
Instrumentation: SSAATTBB / a cappella
Language: English

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The Facebook Song

What would your Facebok timeline sound like set to music? The composer wanted to find out, so he set his own! This innovative song takes people to the inner space of the Internet and the unexplored and unexpected worlds of new experiences, bizarre human relationships and pop culture adoration. An idea for your concert programme.

Composer: HAMILTON, Gordon (1955-)
Pusbliher: Edition Peters
Instrumentation: SATB div. / a cappella
Language: English
Duration: 4 mins

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The Lord is My Sheperd

One of Choristers Guild's all-time bestselling pieces. This lovely, expressive setting of Psalm 23 from Allen Pote will appeal to youth and adult choirs alike. The flexibility of voicing (SAT, SAB or SATB) makes the piece versatile for use in a variety of situations. Also available in a Two Part setting.

Composer: POTE, Allen (1945-)
Publisher: Choristers Guild
Instrumentation: SATB / piano accompaniment
Language: English

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The Lord is My Shepherd

"The Lord is My Shepherd" is one of the most famous Schubert's Psalm-compositions. The floating music refreshes listener's mind. This version is arranged for SATB chorus with organ accompaniment.

Composer: SCHUBERT, Franz Peter (1797-1828)
Arranger: STAINER, John
Publisher: Novello Publishing
Instrumentation: SATB / piano accompaniment
Language: English

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La le lu

A great final piece or encore, this arrangement of the popular German lullaby, sung by Heinz Ruehmann in the film "Wenn der Vater mit dem Sohne", is set for upper voices and is certain to leave the audience in a good mood.

Composer: WIPPERMANN, Raimund (1956-)
Instrumentation: SSAA div. / a cappella
Language: German

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