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Essayist's Prayer

Sheet Music: Score

An Essayist's Prayer : for double chorus and orchestra, Vocal Score / music by Nicholas Vines ; text by Douglas Wilson.

by Nicholas Vines (2015)

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  • Instrumentation: Choir 1 (SSAATTBB), choir 2 (SSAATTBB), piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in Bb, bass clarinet, 2 alto saxophones, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets in C, 2 trombones, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion (4 players), piano, positive organ, strings.
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An Essayist's Prayer is a setting of a text about something fairly low-key: writing an English essay for school. Between the music and the text's tone, however, this task is made monumental, revelatory, high drama. This tongue-in-cheek take on student life should appeal to teenagers and teachers alike.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (33p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Medium — Performable by good secondary students

Duration: 10 min.

First performance 22 Oct 17. Peter Duly Concert Hall, Abbotsleigh School

Typeset edition.

This edition produced Apr 20.


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