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979-0-57036-484-8 Columba Canticles – Score Available at MusicRoom Buy now (£40.00)

Description

Columba Canticles seeks to explore the medium and tradition of devotional music in a fresh and contemporary way. All the movements embrace the convention of including a cantus firmus or plainsong. Several of these Gregorian chants date back to the 9th Century and have, ever since, provided the creative backbone to a vast body of ecclesiastical music. In Columba Canticles, whenever you hear something sung in Latin, you can be sure that somewhere in the background there also hovers one of these ancient chants.

I. Kyrie - The Choir Vestry

II. Gloria in Excelsis

III. The Chapter House

IV. The Nave - The Bell Tower

V. Sanctus

VI. Sunday School - Agnus Dei

Details

Categories
Duration
41 minutes
Libretto/text
Sacred text plus words by Sam Burnside
Scoring
1 Flute, 1 Oboe, 1 Cor anglais, 2 B-flat Clarinet (=Bass Clarinet in B-flat), 2 Bassoon, 2 Horn in F, 1 Harp, 1 Harpsichord, 1 Soprano, 1 Alto, 1 Tenor, 1 Bass, 1 Narrator, 2 Violin, 1 Viola, 1 Violoncello, 1 Double bass, 1 Orchestral Strings, 1 Uilleann pipes
Composition date
2014

Performances

14 June 2014

St Machar's Cathedral, Aberdeen

Choirs of the Universities of Aberdeen and Ulster. Conductor, Shaun Ryan. Uilleann piper: Christopher McMullan