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Catalogue No: M060114106
ISMN: 9790060114106
Shop Product Code: 152704F
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ISBN: 978-0-85162-370-2
TOPSELLCH25

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Department: Choral - Choral Mixed Voices

Instrumentation: SATB (Vocal Score)

Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes (London)

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As featured on the best-selling CD, this is a powerful and compelling account of the descent into and terrible consequences of war. Commissioned for the millennium by the Royal Armouries and dedicated to the victims of the Kosovo crisis, this work is a contemporary example of a mass based on the 15th-century French song L’Homme Armé (The Armed Man). The complete work sets sacred and secular texts including Tennyson, Kipling, The Koran and the Hindu Mahàbharàta within the framework of the Christian mass. Championed by Classic FM it has captured the imagination of music lovers everywhere to become not only a chart-topping CD but also one of the most currently performed and poignant choral works of the moment.

This suite of five mass movements and the Hymn Before Action arranged for SATB chorus and piano/organ is suitable as a concert item or within a liturgical setting and will make a stunning contemporary mass alternative.

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Contents, Sound Samples and Reviews

Contents
  • Agnus Dei
  • Benedictus
  • Hymn before Action
  • Kyrie
  • Sanctus
Reviews

"This is a work of immense haunting beauty and one of the best works I have reviewed for a long time. The composer obtains his effects in a straightforward but musically telling way and none of it is technically difficult to sing. I can strongly recommend that you look at this piece, as there will undoubtedly be many occasions when its use is appropriate".

(MMA Journal, September 2003)

  

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