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Alleluia! : treble choir

by Sandra Milliken (2003)



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Alleluia! : SSAA choir / Sandra Milliken.

Library shelf no. 782.75525/MIL 1 [Not for loan]

Work Overview

As part of my Churchill Fellowship, I had the privilege of attending rehearsals and workshopping with the world-renowned Tapiola Children's Choir under the direction of Kari Ala-Pöllänen. My experiences left me brimming with new ideas. Alleluia was the result of a disturbed night's sleep, full of creative ideas, during the Helsinki winter.

A sweeping soprano solo freely announces the Alleluia theme, joined by the choir in octaves, leading to an a tempo section where the theme and motives are presented in canon. A ritmico middle section treats the word 'Alleluia' in several ways by displacing the word accents and adding body percussion. This section builds to a dramatic climax with a descant soaring over the rhythmically intense choral texture along with a further frenzy of joyous alleluia accelerando to the grand pause. The music then turns full circle with a repeat of the opening solo and choral section.

Alleluia is a challenging but rewarding choice!

Work Details

Year: 2003

Instrumentation: SSAA choir, solo soprano.

Duration: 5 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Dedication note: Dedicated to Tapiola Children's Choir, Kari Ala-Pöllänen. Dedicated to Kari Ala-Pöllänen and the Tapiola Children's Choir


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