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

Books | Soprano, Tenor, SATB, Piano Chamber

Publisher: Faber Music
Composer: Howard Goodall
Format: Sheet Music | Vocal Work

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

ISBN: 9780571537181
Skill Level: Intermediate Explain this
Published on: 31 January 2013
No of pages: 112
Length: 45'
Language: English
Catalogue No: 0571537189

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        Scores 9.5 out of 10 based on 2 reviews
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        Littlehampton GB music librarian for choir
        Lovely tunes and harmonies
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        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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