An Essayist's Prayer : for double chorus & orchestra
by Nicholas Vines (2015)
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An Essayist's Prayer : for double chorus and orchestra / music by Nicholas Vines ; text by Douglas Wilson.
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An Essayist's Prayer : for double chorus and orchestra, Vocal Score / music by Nicholas Vines ; text by Douglas Wilson.
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An Essayist's Prayer is a setting of a text about something fairly low-key: writing an English essay for school. Between the music and the text's tone, however, this task is made monumental, revelatory, high drama. This tongue-in-cheek take on student life should appeal to teenagers and teachers alike.
Instrumentation: Choir 1 (SSAATTBB), choir 2 (SSAATTBB), piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in Bb, bass clarinet, 2 alto saxophones, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets in C, 2 trombones, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion (4 players), piano, positive organ, strings.
Duration: 10 min.
Difficulty: Medium — Performable by good secondary students
First performance: 22 Oct 17. Peter Duly Concert Hall, Abbotsleigh School
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22 Oct 17: Peter Duly Concert Hall, Abbotsleigh School
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