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Bob Chilcott


A Little Jazz Mass
for SSA or SATB, piano, and optional bass and drumkit ad lib. A highly original and effective concert setting of the Latin Missa brevis in which the various movements embrace a variety of jazz styles. The characterful piano accompaniment can be played as written or serve as a guide, and bass and drums can join in ad lib. The bass part is notated with chord symbols and may be played as written or used as a guide from which the player may improvise freely.
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A Little Jazz Mass
for SATB, piano, and optional bass and drum kit ad lib. A highly original and effective concert setting of the Latin Missa brevis in which the various movements embrace a variety of jazz styles. The characterful piano accompaniment can be played as written or serve as a guide, and bass and drums can join in ad lib. The bass part is available on sale (ISBN 978-0-19-335655-9). Also available in an SSA version.
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A Little Jazz Mass
for SATB or SSA, piano, and optional bass and drum kit ad lib. This fantastic backing CD, recorded by a professional jazz trio, is ideal for use in both rehearsals and concerts. Compatible with the mixed-voice and upper-voice versions of A Little Jazz Mass, it is sure to inspire breathtaking performances from all choirs!
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A Little Jazz Mass
for SSA, piano, and optional bass and drumkit ad lib. A highly original and effective concert setting of the Latin Missa brevis in which the various movements embrace a variety of jazz styles. The characterful piano accompaniment can be played as written or serve as a guide, and bass and drums can join in ad lib. The bass part is available on sale (ISBN 978-0-19-335655-9). Also available in an SATB version.
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A Prophecy of Dawn
for SATB, violin, and piano This is an artfully crafted setting of a beautiful poem by Matthew Meiklejohn. It is rich in contrasting material and many of the text's images are apparent in the music. The violin part contributes much to the setting, and has moments of virtuosity amidst the energetic piano writing and expansive choral textures.
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A Sporting Chance
for unison upper voices (with optional parts), brass quintet, and optional percussion This fun choral work is all about sport and participation. Each movement celebrates a different sport, and words by the composer provide an entertaining narrative of each event.
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A Thanksgiving
for SATB double choir unaccompanied or SATB (with divisions) and organ This anthem is a tender setting of a prayer by St Richard of Chichester. It features on The King's Singers' albums High Flight (SIGCD262) and Christmas Presence (SIGCD801).
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A Tree of Song
for SSAA unaccompanied A bright and breezy piece with a charming text by Charles Bennett, A Tree of Song begins with a jaunty 7/8 figure which recurs throughout the piece, with the melody floating above. Alternation between passages of 4/4 and 7/8 gives a lively offbeat feel, with the piece only taking on a darker tone in the central section.
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Advent Antiphons
for SSAATTBB unaccompanied Advent Antiphons is an exquisite concert setting of the Great O Antiphons. Chilcott's writing for double choir is masterful; he embroiders a beautifully-textured work in which echoes of plainchant combine with richly expressive harmony. Without doubt, this is some of Chilcott's finest music: subtle yet potent, haunting and uplifting.
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Aesop's Fables
for SATB and piano This engaging choral work sets five of Aesop's famous fables: 'The Hare and the Tortoise', 'The Mountain in Labour', 'The Fox and the Grapes', 'The North Wind and the Sun', and 'The Goose and the Swan'. This wonderful addition to the choral repertory is an ideal concert work for all mixed choirs. Vocal scores are also available for hire/rental.
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All my trials
for SATB and piano In this beautiful, expressive arrangement, rich vocal harmonies and gentle syncopations combine with the flowing piano part to create an exquisite song, full of tenderness and resignation. Also in Spirituals for Choirs.
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And every stone shall cry
for SATB (with divisions) unaccompanied This poignant and reflective carol is set to a poetic text by Richard Wilbur inspired by verses from St Luke's Gospel. The poem foretells not only of Christ's birth, but also his death; the contrasting, bittersweet emotions it portrays are captured perfectly by the wistful melody which prevails throughout.
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And Peace on Earth
for female vocalist, children's choir, SATB choir, piano, electric or string bass, brass, and percussion This richly expressive cantata sets five discrete texts, each reflecting a different aspect of Christmastide. The first movement sets a poem by Tennyson to an instantly memorable, eager melody. 'Good day, Sir Christemas', is a joyous, rollicking song for children's choir, followed by the wondrous 'This endris night' and the contemplative, wistful carol 'Put memory away'. The last movement is a funky, rocking celebration of the nativity. Very approachable and a huge joy to sing, this is an absolute must for Christmas concerts. Instrumental material and vocal scores are available on hire/rental.
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As the bells ring
for SATB and piano With a lively tempo, dance-like rhythms, and bright harmonies, Chilcott's music perfectly expresses the festive joy of this original Christmas text by Charles Bennett. The uplifting melody is interspersed with jubilant bell-like tones, and the driving chords in the piano add an underlying sense of excitement.
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Away in a manger
for SATB and organ or string orchestra This peaceful arrangement of James R. Murray's melody explores a different choral texture in each of its verses, from optional solo to SATB a cappella. The final verse includes a gentle descant, which soars serenely above the other voices.
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Be simple little children
for upper voices and piano This strong and well-crafted composition is built on Shaker texts. All sections of the text are set to melodies of contrasting character. These are then combined at the end to thrilling effect before finally subsiding into near silence.
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Be thou my vision
for soprano solo, SATB choir, and piano (or organ) or orchestra This heartfelt setting is built upon a haunting melody of folk-like simplicity, underpinned throughout by a lyrical and independent accompaniment. An orchestral accompaniment is available on hire.
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Beach
for SATB (with divisions) and viola obbligato Beach is taken from the song cycle 'Songs for Seven Storeys', which Bob Chilcott wrote to celebrate the opening of the New Evelina Children's Hospital. Combining a nostalgic melody with a haunting viola obbligato, this introspective song beautifully captures the memory of the seaside.
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Beauty for ashes
for SSSSAATTBB and organ This meditative anthem sets words from Isaiah. The overlapping phrases of the sopranos, which float above the sustained organ accompaniment, move gently to a warm climax in the central section. This is sensual, evocative music which will be enjoyed by listeners and performers alike.
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Because it was you
for SATB and piano This expressive celebration of friendship sets a text by Delphine Chalmers inspired by words from French Renaissance essayist Michel de Montaigne. Eminently accessible, this piece is perfect for concert programmes celebrating friendship and community.
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Bob Chilcott Anthems 1
A collection of ten of Bob Chilcott's finest and most popular pieces.
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Bob Chilcott Anthems 2
for SATB accompanied and unaccompanied This second book of anthems by Bob Chilcott assembles pieces in a wonderful range of styles and moods. The anthems have been carefully selected to be both approachable to a wide range of choirs and appropriate to the needs of today's liturgy. An indispensable addition to any choir's library.
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Bob Chilcott Carols 1
for SATB accompanied and unaccompanied This collection assembles nine of the finest pieces from Chilcott's first ten years with OUP, including two specially written pieces. Together, they offer a great range of styles and moods, and provide a moving narration of the Christmas story that will delight choirs and their audiences for years to come.
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Bob Chilcott Carols 2
for SATB accompanied and unaccompanied Previously published under the title 'Gaudete!', this collection of ten exciting carol arrangements has been re-covered to complement Bob Chilcott's first Christmas choral anthology, Bob Chilcott Carols 1. Orchestral material is available on hire.
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Bob Chilcott Songbook
for SATB choir, unaccompanied and with piano Nine classic Chilcott songs including original pieces and arrangements of traditional material. The varied nature of the collection highlights Chilcott's prodigious gifts. Some of the pieces are published here for the first time. Orchestral arrangements for Ar Hyd y Nos (fl, ob, hn, hp, str), O Danny boy (2.2.2.2-2.0.0.0-hp-str), and The Skye Boat Song (2.2.2.2-0.0.3.1-hp-str) are available on hire.
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Buffalo Gals
for SATB and piano This upbeat and exuberant arrangement of a classic American folk song is a real show-stopper. Chilcott combines easy but highly effective SATB textures with a straightforward piano accompaniment to evoke the sounds and spirit of a riotous barn dance.
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Can you hear me?
for SS with piano, or piano and string orchestra A simple and beautiful setting describing the wonder of a world seen through the eyes of a deaf child. In the chorus singers are encouraged to sign the words they are singing, resulting in very moving but unsentimental music. The orchestral material is available on hire.
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Canticles of Light
for children's choir, mixed choir and orchestra or tubular bells and organ A dark and beautiful, yet also extremely approachable, work in three movements. The first two are darker in character: evening hymns that ask for protection and comfort through the night. The music lightens for the final hymn, a song for the morning that looks forward to a new beginning.
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Canticles of Light
for children's choir, mixed choir and orchestra or tubular bells and organ A dark and beautiful, yet also extremely approachable, work in three movements. The first two are darker in character: evening hymns that ask for protection and comfort through the night. The music lightens for the final hymn, a song for the morning that looks forward to a new beginning.
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Carols for Choirs 5
for SATB, accompanied and unaccompanied Carols for Choirs 5 continues the tradition of its predecessors by providing a complete resource for choirs from Advent through to Epiphany. Featuring brand new carols and arrangements of classic tunes, the collection showcases the very best established and new names in choral composition today.
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Carols for Choirs 5
for SATB, accompanied and unaccompanied Carols for Choirs 5 continues the tradition of its predecessors by providing a complete resource for choirs from Advent through to Epiphany. Featuring brand new carols and arrangements of classic tunes, the collection showcases the very best established and new names in choral composition today.
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Catch a falling star
for SSA and piano This gentle and expressive setting of John Donne's 'Catch a falling star' once again demonstrates Chilcott's ability to 'get inside' a text. His wistful melody, varied vocal textures, and rich harmony combine with the poet's powerful imagery to create a setting of great beauty.
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Christmas Spirituals for Choirs
for SATB accompanied and unaccompanied Christmas Spirituals for Choirs is a fresh and inspiring collection of 12 new spiritual arrangements and original pieces in a gospel style for SATB groups of every size and ability. All the best-loved spirituals are here whilst the new songs are sure to become tomorrow's 'classics'.
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Christmas-tide
for SATB and piano or organ A combination of tender, flowing melody, understated harmonies, and a simple piano accompaniment, this moving cradle-song describes Mary's love for her child from the perspective of another young mother and her newborn baby.
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City Songs
Four songs for SS and piano on the theme of cities, written with younger voices in mind. Styles range from the streetwise and upbeat to a more reflective lyricism.
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Cradle Song/Leganelul Lui Lisus
for SATB (with divisions) unaccompanied The simple and graceful folk melody of this characterful Romanian carol is skilfully shared between parts in its verse and refrain structure. The carol may be performed in Romanian or in English.
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Cuatro Baladas Amarillas (Four Yellow Ballads)
for SS and piano This is a highly effective setting in four linked movements of poems by Federico Garcia Lorca. The music suggests the sounds, colours, and atmosphere of the Andalusian landscape. Perfectly encapsulating the impressionistic, fantastical essence of Federico Garcia Lorca's writing, this powerful and evocative setting would make a first-class addition to the repertoire of any committed upper-voice choir.
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Dances of Time
for SATB and piano or orchestra Dances of Time is a diverse collection of five choral songs addressing different aspects of time. Texts ranging from biblical through to the twentieth century are set to Chilcott's attractive and characterful music, drawing on elements of dance forms in various styles.
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Dancing in Memory's Stream
for SSA and piano This joyous and upbeat piece sets a text by Delphine Chalmers full of vivid imagery of childhood memories. Alternation between passages of 4/4 and 7/8 gives a spirited offbeat feel, and the pleasingly simple melodic lines and long unison passages make the piece especially suitable for school or children's choirs.
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Downing Service (Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis)
for SATB and organ This is Chilcott's first setting of the Evening Service, written for the Choir of Downing College, Cambridge. The Magnificat is a powerful setting of the Canticle of Mary, with homophonic textures and strong harmonies, while the Nunc Dimittis is expressive and poignant. A long-awaited addition to the Evensong repertory.
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Epiphany
for SATB and organ or piano Epiphany takes for its text a translation of two verses by French hymn-writer Charles Coffin, augmented by a newly written verse by Chilcott's long-time collaborator Charles Bennett. The result is a carol which is both narrative and reflective, with a perfect mix of traditional and modern.
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Even such is time
for unaccompanied SATB to words by Sir Walter Raleigh A peaceful and uplifting meditation on death and the afterlife, with softly overlapping upper voices that weave a hypnotic texture over a gentle melody in the tenors and basses, to magical effect.
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Even-song
for SATB unaccompanied and soprano solo This gentle and reflective piece sets the George Herbert text 'Blest be the God of love'. The poet's intense imagery is enhanced by expressive cross-rhythms and harmonies enriched by split alto and bass lines, in a setting suitable for evening service or concert performance.
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Evening Hymn
for SSAA and piano This serene, reflective anthem is a rich addition to the Choral Evensong repertoire. Chilcott artfully entwines an original setting of William Fuller's 'Evening Hymn', most famously set by Henry Purcell, and the plainsong melody for the Latin hymn 'Te lucis ante terminum', in J. M. Neale's English translation.
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Evening Hymn
for SAB and piano Chilcott has re-scored this serene anthem, originally for upper voices, for SAB, making it accessible to choirs with a limited number of male voices. A rich addition to the Choral Evensong repertory, the anthem juxtaposes an original setting of Fuller's 'Evening Hymn' with the plainsong melody 'Te lucis ante terminum'.
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Every thing that grows
for SATB, clarinet, and piano Every Thing That Grows is an meaningful and uplifting setting of Shakespeare's Sonnet 15. Chilcott employs captivating vocal lines, a flowing piano part, and expressive clarinet interludes to reflect on the text's theme of mortality, with a profound closing section.
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Every Thing That Grows
for SATB, clarinet, and piano Every Thing That Grows is an meaningful and uplifting setting of Shakespeare's Sonnet 15. Chilcott employs captivating vocal lines, a flowing piano part, and expressive clarinet interludes to reflect on the text's theme of mortality, with a profound closing section.
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Five Days that Changed the World
for upper-voice choir, SATB choir, piano, and optional timpani Setting a newly written text by Charles Bennett, Five days that changed the world takes singers on a journey through five historical events: the invention of printing, the abolition of slavery, the first powered flight, the discovery of penicillin, and the first man in space.
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Five Passion Hymns
for SATB and organ This short collection presents the complete set of hymns from Chilcott's stunning setting of the St John Passion. The five well-known hymn texts are set to new, original melodies, which are also intended for performance by the audience or congregation.
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Five Songs for Upper Voices
for SA and piano This collection includes five songs in predominantly unison and two parts. There are pieces in a range of styles, and Chilcott's texts are inspiring and uplifting. Five Songs for Upper Voices is a must for all upper-voice adult, youth, and children's choirs looking for accessible and attractive new repertoire.
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Five Ways to Kill a Man
for TTBarBB and percussion This is a powerful setting of a darkly vivid poem by Edwin Brock, which explores the theme of the futility of war. Scored for male voices, with jumpy rhythms and chromatic harmonies, the music is vigorous, exciting, and menacing. The percussion parts are included in the vocal score.
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For him all stars have shone
for unison upper voices, SATB, and piano The music is shared at first between the upper-voice and mixed choirs before they come together, the one a delicious countermelody to the other. The music is quite simply beautiful, in keeping with the words, and possesses that elusive quality of seeming to have always existed. The upper-voice part is available separately.
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For him all stars have shone
for upper voices, SATB, and piano The music is shared at first between the upper-voice and mixed choirs before they come together, the one a delicious counter-melody to the other. The music is quite simply beautiful, in keeping with the words, and possesses that elusive quality of seeming to have always existed.
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Four Passion Meditations
for soprano solo, SATB, with organ and unaccompanied This short collection presents the complete set of meditations from Chilcott's St John Passion. Setting English poems from the 13th to the early 17th centuries, the meditations provide a very personal reflection on the dramatic story of the passion - at times anguished, adoring, and humbling.
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Friends
for SSA and piano An exploration of friendship's many facets. The work is in two linked sections; the first exuberant and rhythmically dynamic, the second more lyrical and reflective.
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Furusato
for SATB with piano accompaniment and unaccompanied Furusato presents five evocative settings of Japanese songs, with traditional melodies and Chilcott's original style combining to create an enchanting fusion of East and West. The text of each poem is presented both in Japanese script and in English translation.
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Furusato
for SSAA with piano accompaniment and unaccompanied Following the success of the mixed-voice edition of Furusato, Bob Chilcott has adapted his arrangements of five evocative Japanese songs for upper voices. These charming and emotive songs are equally suited to performance as a suite or as stand-alone pieces.
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Gifts
for unison upper voices and piano or organ or lower strings, percussion, and harp A short, simple, but joyful piece that never raises its voice above piano.
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Gifts for the Child of Winter
for tenor solo and SATB (with divisions) unaccompanied This reflective winter carol features a prominent melody line, taken in two verses by the tenor soloist, which is supported by a gentle accompanying figure in the other voices. The minor tonality reflects the sentiments of a newly written text by Charles Bennett.
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Gloria
for SATB and piano, or brass quintet, timpani, and organ Chilcott's four-movement setting of the Latin Gloria will be welcomed by choirs looking for an uplifting and jubilant concert work. It features a driving 'Gloria', a tender yet majestic 'Domine Deus', a lyrical 'Qui tollis', and a dancing and upbeat 'Quonium tu solus sanctus'.
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