Howard Goodall: Every Purpose Under The Heaven (The King James Bible Oratorio)

Howard Goodall: Every Purpose Under The Heaven (The King James Bible Oratorio)

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Media: Sheet Music
Arrangement: Soprano, Tenor, SATB, Piano Chamber (SOP/TEN/SATB/PFC)
Composer: Howard Goodall
Catalogue #: 0571537189
ISBN: 9780571537181


Every Purpose under the Heaven is a musical tribute to one of the most important cultural landmarks of the Western civilisation – the 1611 King James Bible. Written in celebration of the Bible’s 400- year anniversary, Goodall has brought together ten of the most expressive passages, from Genesis to Revelation, to create an oratorio that is at once steeped in historic grandeur and utterly relevant in today’s society.

Musically, it displays all the hallmarks of Goodall’s well-loved style – soaring melodies, rhythmic vitality and perfectly crafted lines. However, this work offers singers and audiences something more: an opportunity to introduce new generations to the expressive power and ancient truths of this historic text.

Commissioned as a gift to the United Learning Trust, Every purpose under the heaven is suitable for young singers, choral societies and church choirs of all abilities. It may be accompanied by piano, using the reduction provided, or chamber orchestra (score and parts available from the Faber Music Hire Library).

Duration: 45 Minutes

Howard Goodall: Every Purpose Under The Heaven (The King James Bible Oratorio) reviews verified by reevooReevoo

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Scores 9.5 out of 10 based on 2 reviews
10 out of 10


Littlehampton GB music librarian for choir
Lovely tunes and harmonies
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed purchase: 04 March 2014
Published on: 24 June 2014
9 out of 10


Cheshire GB
Tuneful piece
Space saving at times into less than 4 staves often comes at awkward turn overs.
Confirmed purchase: 14 December 2013
Published on: 21 June 2014

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Sales Rank: Not specified
Published on: 31/01/2013
Format: Vocal Score
Length: 112 pages
Language: English
Publisher: Faber Music

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