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Samuel, Rhian: Song for the Divine Miss C, A. Rental

Words by A.D. Hope et al
1986 [15′]
Full score, vocal score and instrumental parts

Ref: HL329 ISMN: 9790220219368 Categories: , , , By:

Description

Duration: 15 minutes
For soprano and tenor soloists and SATB choir, with four flutes, alto flute (doubling piccolo), oboe, cor anglais, two clarinets, two bassoons, two horns, two trumpets, two trombones, timpani and string

1st perf: Penelope Walmsley-Clark (soprano), Julian Pike (tenor), Reading University Choir
and Orchestra, conducted by the composer, Reading University, 14 March 1987

Samuel’s work opens with a colourful, almost cinematic, orchestral introduction and a whispered spoken chorus … Penelope Walmsley-Clark and Julian Pike gave convincing renditions of the disturbing words, while the orchestra coped excellently with the adventurous modern sounds of the composer. This was an excellent work, skilfully crafted and fascinatingly scored. It deserves regular performance …

Reading Evening Post, 18 March 1987

Please contact the Hire Library for further details.

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