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Michael Tippett: Five Negro Spirituals (A Child Of Our Time)

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Media: Sheet Music
Arrangement: SATB, Piano Accompaniment (SATB/PFA)
Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced - Explain this
Composer: Michael Tippett
Catalogue #: ED10585


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This edition contains Five Negro Spirituals from A Child Of Our Time arranged for SATB (Divisi) Chorus a cappella.

A Child Of Our Time is probably Tippett's most celebrated work. It began life in 1938 when Tippett was searching for an appropriate subject for a full-scale oratorio which would be modeled on Handel's Messiah and Bach's Passions. With the Second World War and particularly the news of Kristallnacht in Nazi Germany, the idea for A Child Of Our Time was born. He enriched the work with Negro spirituals, the perfect modern equivalent to Bach's chorales. The result is an exultant assertion of compassion and brotherhood against all divisions of race or religion.

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By And By
Deep River
Go Down, Moses
Nobody Knows
Steal Away
Steal Away (Steal Away To Jesus)

Michael Tippett: Five Negro Spirituals (A Child Of Our Time) reviews verified by Reevoo

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Scores 8.8 out of 10 based on 5 reviews
9 out of 10


Durham GB teacher and performer.
Lovely edition, well laid out,good typeface.
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed purchase: 12 May 2015
Published on: 26 May 2015
10 out of 10


Haroen GB Choral Singer
Clear and easy to read
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed purchase: 19 January 2015
Published on: 04 February 2015
5 out of 10


GB singer, writer, teacher
the present edition is printed more clearly than older ones now available through loan services but it is not easy to read in poorish light, As a soloist I had to go over some sections with pencil
messy and unclear presentation
Confirmed purchase: 11 December 2014
Published on: 15 January 2015

Musicroom Reviews

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Customer Rating Excellent, Beautiful arrangements of these spirituals from Micheal Tippet's classic " A child of our time". Can easily be reduced to suit smaller choirs.

Customer Rating I bought this copy because my choir are currently learning this piece and the copies on hire are old, small and very difficult to read. Try singing whilst using a magnifying glass! This copy is so much clearer and slightly larger than the hire ones. MUCH better!

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Sales Rank: Not specified
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Format: Vocal Score
Length: 26 pages
Language: English, German
Publisher: Schott

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