Howard Skempton: Orpheus With His Lute (Vocal Score)

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Catalogue No: 9780193398658
Composer: Howard Skempton
Series: New Horizons
Format: Sheet Music | Vocal Work

Howard Skempton's Orpheus With His Lute for unaccompanied SATB choir.

This is a simple and elegant miniature in characteristic Skempton style, with graceful Choral homophony, seamlessly fluctuating time signatures, and hypnotic, meandering harmonies.

The text, by William Shakespeare, is an homage to music, as Orpheus's singing makes the trees and mountains bow, and the sea hang its head and lay by.

ISBN: 9780193398658
Skill Level: Intermediate Explain this
Published on: 24 October 2013
No of pages: 4
Length: 3.5 minutes
Language: English