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Singing the Love : SATB chorus

by Ross Edwards (2018)

Singing the Love

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Singing the Love : SATB chorus / Ross Edwards.

Library shelf no. 782.555294/EDW 2 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

A dancing, swaying setting of the joyful Psalm 100 from the King James Bible gradually takes on attributes of traditional ritual chant seeking absorption into the unfathomable mystery of life. I think the Lord who is praised here (in all the lands) may be seen as a universal symbol of wholeness: of an all-embracing love capable of binding together and harmonising everything in the universe. The text is progressively splintered, with some elements playfully subjected
to varied repetition, and others stretched out to suggest pools of quiet contemplation. The opening lines, with their exhortation to sing, recur as a refrain.

Singing the Love
is intended as a celebration of the whole of life, and in particular the love between Ray Turner and Jennifer Seabrook. Jennifer generously funded the commission for the Choir of King's College, Cambridge and Musica Viva Australia, in honour and celebration of Ray's 75th birthday.

Work Details

Year: 2018

Instrumentation: SATB choir. A small woodblock is played by a member of the choir.

Duration: 6 min.

Commission note: Commissioned by Jennifer Seabrook for performance by Musica Viva Australia.. Commissioned for Musica Viva Australia by Jennifer Seabrook, celebrating Ray Turner’s 75th birthday and his life-long love of music.

First performance: by Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Stephen Cleobury at Choir of King's College, Cambridge (Perth Concert Hall) on 20 Jul 2019

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Performances of this work

6 Aug 2019: at Choir of King's College, Cambridge (Melbourne Recital Centre). Featuring Stephen Cleobury, Choir of King's College, Cambridge.

3 Aug 2019: at Choir of King's College, Cambridge (Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall). Featuring Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Stephen Cleobury.

1 Aug 2019: at Choir of King's College, Cambridge (QPAC Concert Hall). Featuring Stephen Cleobury, Choir of King's College, Cambridge.

29 Jul 2019: at Choir of King's College, Cambridge (City Recital Hall). Featuring Stephen Cleobury, Choir of King's College, Cambridge.

27 Jul 2019: at Choir of King's College, Cambridge (Arts Centre Melbourne). Featuring Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Stephen Cleobury.

25 Jul 2019: at Choir of King's College, Cambridge (Llewellyn Hall ANU School of Music). Featuring Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Stephen Cleobury.

22 Jul 2019: at Choir of King's College, Cambridge (Adelaide Town Hall). Featuring Stephen Cleobury, Choir of King's College, Cambridge.

20 Jul 2019: at Choir of King's College, Cambridge (Perth Concert Hall). Featuring Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Stephen Cleobury.

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