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That time of year, op. 2

Sheet Music: Score

That time of year, op. 2 : a song setting for five unaccompanied voices / Jonathan Little.

by Jonathan David Little (1986)

  • Sales Availability: We expect this item to be back in stock and available for purchase on 29 Jan 2018.
  • Library Availability: 783.15542/LIT 1 — Reference (not for loan) copy only
  • Instrumentation: 5 solo voices: SATBarB.
  • Audio Sample

    Performance by Robert Ian from the CD Terpsichore, and other works

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Product details

That Time of Year is an a cappella setting of one of Shakespeare's most poignant sonnets (No.73) for soprano, alto, tenor, baritone and bass soloists. The frequently subdued dynamics and wide vocal range require a firm degree of control. The soprano line is particularly demanding, because of its high, but often very quiet notes. The overall mood is one of gentle melancholy - sometimes almost sombre in tone - influenced by the weight of the three male voices (against the two female lines), and this is frequently matched by the archaic-sounding harmonies. The middle section comprises a set group of phrases from which the singers are free to choose, but all are calculated to sound well together.

Published by: Wirripang [M720041728] — 1 score (14p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced — High tenor and soprano parts

Duration: 4 mins, 30 sec.

Includes programme note, text of poem and biographical notes about composer.

Typeset edition.

ISMN: M720041728

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