Sheet Music: Score & Part(s)
Woefully Arrayed, op.13 : or, Crucifixus pro vobis, an anthem for triple choir à 12 / Jonathan David Little ; with excerpts of text attributed to John Skelton.
by Jonathan David Little (2016)
The score is marked, "Slow and Spacious", and "Maestoso (In Wonder)" - with the refrain becoming ever-more decorated on each return. Despite the subject matter, the mood of the refrain is more one of glory and awe, rather than mere dolefuleness. The intimate verses, by contrast, are marked, "Teneramente e sostenuto" ("Tenderly and sustained"). Abridged versions of Woefully Arrayed can be performed by commencing the work from either the Second or Third Refrain.
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score 68p. -- A4 (portrait)) and 1 part (11p. -- A4 (portrait))
Duration: 25 mins
Commissioned with funds provided by Australia Council.
Score includes full text and performance notes.
Includes separate part for piano (for rehearsal purposes) or which can be used for organ accompaniment.
The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
Historically informed compositional style has been variously described as "Ecstatic Minimalism", "Archaic Futurism", and “Picturesque Archaism” – blending art music, folk/Celtic, and other sacred and secular musical influences, from as far back as the fourteenth century, with new and innovative textures and orchestration (sometimes also including spatial effects).
One of three new works created under the auspices of a major Australian Government / Australia Council “Individual International Arts Project Award” (2015-2017).
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