Song of the Virtues (sextets: soprano, mezzo-soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, bass)
by Andrew Batt-Rawden (2013)
Performance by The Song Company from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 136.
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This is a vocal sextet with bells... my friend, poet Chris Mansell came up with the text. Roland (the conductor of the song company at the time) asked me to write the song that the angels sing to keep the universe intact. Indeed, it was written as a gift for someone who does maintain a lot of social order in her professional life, and so writing the song of angels for an angel on earth was a pleasure, albeit daunting.
Instrumentation: Soprano, mezzo-soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, bass, handheld bells (A, F, E, D, C, Bb). The vocalists should play the bells.
Duration: 9 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — difficult pitch in parts
Dedication note: Dedicated to Penny Le Couteur
Commission note: commissioned by Greg Dickson for the occasion of Penny Le Couteur's 60th birthday
First performance: by The Song Company — 1 Dec 13.
Performances of this work
1 Dec 13: featuring The Song Company.
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