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Nico Muhly: A Good Understanding: Mixed Choir And Piano/Organ

Percussion Part

COMPOSER: Nico Muhly
PUBLISHER: St Rose Publishing
PRODUCT FORMAT: Part
A Good Understanding (2005) was written for Tim Brown and the choir of Clare College, Cambridge with the generous cooperation of John Scott and the Boys of Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue. A Good Understanding, with texts culled from two psalms, is designed to share a program with Rutter’s
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Composer Nico Muhly
Publisher St Rose Publishing
Instrumentation Treble Semichorus, SATB, Percussion and Organ
Part {Instrument} Percussion
Product Format Part
Description Product Type Part
Year of Publication 2022
EAN 5020679005972
No. SRO100013-01
Number of pages 8
Voicing SATB
Text language English
Description
A Good Understanding (2005) was written for Tim Brown and the choir of Clare College, Cambridge with the generous cooperation of John Scott and the Boys of Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue. A Good Understanding, with texts culled from two psalms, is designed to share a program with Rutter’s expansive and expressive Mass of the Children. The piece unfolds episodically – short choral phrases alternating with longer instrumental interludes. The first half of the text is typical psaltry praise-making: outlining agreements, explaining the rules; the music is, accordingly, severe but practical. The second half of the text begins, ‘The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom/a good understanding have all they that do his commandments.’ I find the idea of ‘a good understanding’ to be an especially exciting reward for following the rules; the boys sing pulsed syllables and long descants to celebrate the covenant while the choir sings a lilting, repetitive refrain. (Psalm 111, 10). - Nico Muhly
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