Will Todd: In This Place

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Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Composer: Will Todd
Format: Sheet Music | Vocal Work

Commissioned by Roger Muttitt for the 600th anniversary of Durham School in 2014, In this place is a setting of the composer’s own words and was first performed at a service of celebration in Durham Cathedral in June 2014.

The text is a poem of renewal, with hints of spirituality, though without being explicitly sacred in content. Sumptuous harmonies dominate the music, with occasional divisi adding depth, especially in the bass section. With a mostly homophonic texture, the setting builds towards the thrilling final phrase ‘I will fly with angels’ with a sense of transformation.

The close harmonies add an element of challenge, though well thought through voice-leading and some repetition make the work accessible to intermediate choirs. A beautiful addition to the choral repertoire, In this place is both a joy to sing and a delight for the listener.

ISBN: 9781784542498
Published on: 05 August 2016
No of pages: 8
Language: English
Catalogue No: BH13292

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