John Tavener: Little Requiem For Father Malachy Lynch

Books | Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass, Organ

Publisher: Chester Music
Composer: John Tavener
Format: Sheet Music | Vocal Work
Little Requiem For Father Malachy, a work for SATB choir and orchestra, was commissioned by the Southern Cathedrals Festival with funds provided by the Arts Council of Great Britain. It was first performed in Winchester Cathedral in July 1972 by the Southern Cathedrals Choir and the Bournemouth Sinfonietta conducted by Martin Neary.
Vocal score with organ reduction of the orchestral score.
ISBN: 9780711953185
Skill Level: Intermediate-Advanced Explain this
No of pages: 12
Language: English
Catalogue No: CH55153

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        Scores 6.0 out of 10 based on 2 reviews
        9 out of 10


        Kent GB Composer, organist, singer, choirmaster.
        Well, if you are singing this in a concert, you will not wear your arms out holding it - the whole score is on just 9 pages, with the title page, dedication & blank final page occupying 3 pieces of paper stapled together. The printing is fairly clear ......
        .... but the size of the pages means it is a little small. It is a piece that you would need to virtually memorise - particularly the "Libera me", which has the words printed twice under the appropriate chanted notes, then just the chords as they change. Much use is made of repeat / coda, which saves on printing, but means an awkward page turn or two.
        Confirmed purchase: 22 October 2015
        Published on: 11 December 2015
        3 out of 10


        Sunbury GB
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        Far too small to perform from
        Confirmed purchase: 20 November 2013
        Published on: 20 June 2014

        Musicroom Reviews

        I remember singing in the original performance in Winchester Cathedral where I was a chorister. I was only 10, so the music seemed a bit modern then, but we were all hugely impressed by John Tavener - Cool, Tanned, with a mane of long hair, white suit, and matching white Rolls Royce Convertible!
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