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Sydney service

Sheet Music: Score

Sydney service : alto solo, tenor solo, SATB choir, unaccompanied / music by Brett M McKern.

by Brett McKern (2010)

  • Sales Availability: We expect this item to be back in stock and available for purchase on 27 Jan 2017.
  • Library Availability: 782.55525/MCK 4 — Reference (not for loan) copy only
  • Instrumentation: Alto solo, tenor solo, SATB chorus, unaccompanied.

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Product details

This setting is a modern-sounding work despite the 450 year old text. It employs contrasts in the most up-front way. Dissonance is prepared but is boldly presented before arriving at a point of rest which is not always a simple resolution. Indeed, resolution is often significantly delayed. There is contrast between striking modernist-sounding discords and tonality. There is contrast between long sustained chords and stridently-rhythmic sections. There is contrast between polyphony and hetrophony. There is also contrast between chorus and solo, and between repetition of musical motives but with new words (eg: just before the Gloria Patri in the Magnificat). There are also differences in the Gloria for each movement, as opposed to a slavish copy in the Nunc Dimittis, which also has a harmonically fuller ending.

Published by: Wirripang [9790720101521] — 1 score (19p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 8 mins

Contents note:

Magnificat (5 min.) -- Nunc Dimittis (3 min.).

Includes programme notes, full text and biographical notes on the composer.

The composer notes the following influences on this work:
Influenced by Renaissance polyphony, but reinterpreted in a more modern way.

Typeset edition.

ISMN: 979 0 720101 52 1

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