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Richard Allain: The Magi's Gifts: SATB

Vocal Score | Sheet Music & Songbooks
Instrumentation SATB
Composer Richard Allain
Publisher Novello and Co Ltd.

Richard Allain's The Magi's Gifts for SATB choir unaccompanied.

This work was commissioned by Merton College, Oxford as part of the Merton Choirbook, a collection of music being assembled to celebrate Merton College's 750th anniversary in 2014.

The Magi's Gifts was first performed on 19th January 2014 in Merton College Chapel by the Choir of Merton College, conducted by Benjamin Nicholas.

This work is a setting of text by Thomas Allain:

The Star
That lights our steps, our minds;
Our scholarly caution we leave behind.
To journey, to believe.

The Child
Who holds our tearful gaze
In helpless divinity, human grace,
We rest, our quest achieved.

The Dream
That steers a safe return
To tell - and still in truth ourselves to learn;
To journey, to believe.

How poor the gifts we offered,
How precious those we received.


'The music is unaccompanied in six parts (two soprano lines and a baritone line enrich the harmony), quite slow and with rich harmony requiring fine tuning from the choir. This is an imaginative addition to the Epiphany repertoire in both words and music'.

'Sunday By Sunday' December 2017

Language ENG-UK
Subtitle POD
Store Sheet Music & Songbooks
Product Format Vocal Score
Theme Christmas
Release Date 2016
Pages 6
EAN 5020679227626
Edition Number NOV296604
Catalog No. MUSNOV296604
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