• http://static.musicroom.com/img/c/lb/CH78969/ch78969_lb01

James Whitbourn: A Brief Story of Peter Abelard (Soprano Saxophone/Piano)

 Print On Demand. Usually ships in 5 working days

Reserve product at Store


Please complete the form and click the submit button. This will notify our store that you wish to reserve this product.

Our store will contact you to confirm the reservation.

Please do not travel until the store has contacted you.

Please double check your phone number, if it is incorrect we will be unable to contact you.

We aim to get back to you within the hour, during shop hours (please see store details), to confirm your reservation. If you do not hear from us then please resend the request.

Our Price: £9.95    Change Currency
Media: Sheet Music
Arrangement: Soprano Saxophone/Piano Accompaniment (SSAX/PFA)
Composer: James Whitbourn
Catalogue #: CH78969


For Soprano Saxophone and Piano accompaniment.

"Peter Abelard was a medieval philosopher, poet and musician, born in France in 1079. He taught at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, lodging with Canon Fulbert, whoadmired his work. In time, he also became tutor to Fulbert's beautiful seventeen-yearoldniece, Heloïse.

Abelard and Heloïse began a passionate love affair (Dance of Peter and Heloïse),which resulted in a son, Astrolabe.

For the sake of Abelard's position, they married secretly, and Canon Fulbert waspresent at their marriage. But Fulbert later reacted furiously to news that Abelard hadsent Heloïse to a convent, believing that he had abandoned her in favour of his owncareer. In revenge, he had Abelard castrated (Revenge of Canon Fulbert).

After his mutilation, Abelard became a monk, and he and Heloïse remained constantcorrespondents for the remainder of his life. He composed a hymnbook for Heloïse,who by then was Abbess of the convent of the Paraclete. Among the hymns was avisionary poem of the New Jerusalem, set to a beautiful melody in the Dorian mode,O Quanta Qualia.

On his death in 1142, his remains were taken to the Paraclete at Heloïse's request, andher body was later laid to rest in the same tomb. Finally, their remains were taken toParis and in 1817 they were buried together in one sepulchre (In Paradisum).

Peter Abelard documented much of his own story in a number of writings, includingthe Historia Calamitatum Mearum (The story of my troubles)."

             - James Whitbourn

There are no reviews in your language.

More Product Details

Sales Rank: Not specified
Published on: 21/10/2011
Format: Instrumental Work
Length: 23 pages
Language: English
Publisher: Chester Music

Share this product with your friends using the icons below.