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The Voice of St. Columba

for four voices (ATTB) and string orchestra

By Gavin Bryars

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4 voices (ATTB) and string orchestra
For four voices (ATTB) and string orchestra. Composed by Gavin Bryars (1943-). This edition: Saddle stitching. Sheet music. Study Score. Study score. Composed 2012. 40 pages. Duration 15'. Schott Music #ED 13579. Published by Schott Music (HL.49019906).

Item Number: HL.49019906

ISBN 9790220134180. 8.25x11.75 inches. English.

Written for the Hilliard Ensemble and the strings of the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, the composer sets two texts from St. Columba about the power of the human voice. The work is divided into two parts in line with the texts, with string orchestral episodes preceding each. Despite some divisi in the string writing, The Voice of St. Columba promotes the clarity and directness of the texts through its simplicity. Part one, 'Colum's Voice', is a description of the extraordinary physical and magical power of St. Columba's voice, and its revelatory qualities are observed in part two, 'On Hinba'.

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