Home > Boosey & Hawkes >

Choral Dances : from Gloriana (1953) SATB a cappella (SATB divisi a cappella) : SATB a cappella : # M060014437
Choral Dances : from Gloriana (1953) SATB a cappella (SATB divisi a cappella) : SATB a cappella : # M060014437


 
Choral Dances : from Gloriana (1953) SATB a cappella (SATB divisi a cappella) : SATB a cappella : # M060014437

In Stock - Usually ships in 1-3 (M-F) days - Guaranteed Same Day Shipping for Orders with UPS 1, 2 or 3-days shipping method selected (not USPS)

Retail Price: $14.95
Sales Price: $10.26

Availability: In Stock
Product Code: ZHL48008922
Qty:

Product Description
 

Choral Dances : from Gloriana (1953) SATB a cappella (SATB divisi a cappella) By : Benjamin Britten : BH Large Choral Series : SATB a cappella : Published by Boosey & Hawkes : # M060014437
Features
Choral Dances by : Benjamin Britten


version for SATB (1954) 9'

version for tenor solo; harp and chorus (1967; for the opening of the Queen Elizabeth Hall; London) 11'

Text: William Plomer

Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes

Difficulty level: 2-3

These colourful pieces form a masque in the opera which was performed for Queen Elizabeth I (Gloriana) on her visit to Norwich and performed by local people for her entertainment and in loyal homage. Each short scena represents a different group: Time; Concord; country girls; (S/A) young rustics and fishermen (T/B) and a finale in which all pay homage to their Queen. In the version for tenor solo with harp and chorus these movements are prefaced and linked by the soloist with harp who sets the scene for each movement and; in the final homage; joins the choir by adding a fifth vocal line (the harp also joins this movement) which transforms the piece.

These pieces make an ideal concert item and are not very difficult. They do however need reasonably agile sopranos/altos for the Country Girls movement; and a good balanced team of two tenors and two basses for the Rustics and Fishermen. As with many of Britten's choral works there is a lovely balance of moods between the movements which helps to make a satisfying whole. The Final Dance of Homage is particularly moving with its imitative lines moving between voice-parts and building to an impassioned climax before subsiding to a quiet ending.

Duration: SATB=9; Tenor/SATB=11 minutes

Paul Spicer; Lichfield; 2011

. . . . Sample Audio & etc. . . .

Choral Dances from Gloriana (performance excerpt)

On the recording

          PRODUCT INFORMATION

PublisherBoosey & Hawkes
Format SATB a cappella
Pages24
Length x Width x Height10.2 x 7.25 x 0.119   inches
Shipping Weight0.19 pounds
East Coast Music Product Code ZHL48008922
UPC Code73999758443
Voicing DescriptionSATB divisi a cappella
CodeM060014437
1st Publication Date06/2004

Below are Related Products that you may be interested in.

Choral Fanfare for Christmas : Set of Parts (Parts) : Nelson : Set of Parts : # M051100255

Choral Fanfare for Christmas : TTBB or SATB (SATB) : Nelson : TTBB or SATB : # M051453375

Choral Variations from Vom Himmel Hoch : SATB (CHORAL SCORE) : Bach (arr. Stravinsky) : Choral Score : # M051457489

Choral Music Experience : Volume 5: The Young Singing Voice : (Doreen Rao) : # M051806607

Choral Dance No. 17 : from Prince Igor : (ed. Newmarch) : # M060013515

Choral Dances : from Gloriana (1953) Tenor Solo; SATB; and Harp (vocal score) (Vocal Score) : Tenor Solo; SATB; and Harp (vocal score) : # M060014444

Choral Music Experience Anthology : Intermediate Treble Book 1 (SSA) : (ed. Rao) : # M060109461

Choral Music Experience Anthology : Junior Choir Book 1 : (ed. Rao) : Economy Pack (10 copies) : # M060109942

Choral Music Experience Anthology : Senior Treble Book 2 (SSA) : (ed. Rao) : # M060110146

Choral Music Experience Anthology : Senior SATB Book 3 (SATB) : (ed. Rao) : # M060110153

Choral Music Experience Anthology : Senior Treble Book 2 : (ed. Rao) : Economy Pack (10 copies) : # M060112409

Choral Music Experience Anthology : Senior SATB Book 3 (SATB) : (ed. Rao) : Economy Pack (10 copies) : # M060112416

Choral Music Experience Anthology : Junior Choir Book 2 : (ed. Rao) : # M060113222

Choral Music Experience Anthology : Intermediate Treble Book 2 (SSA) : (ed. Rao) : # M060113239

Choral Music Experience Anthology : Intermediate Treble Book 2 : (ed. Rao) : Economy Pack (10 copies) : # M060113543

Choral Variations On Simple Gifts (SATB) : Copland/arranged Conte : SATB : # M051484492