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Per ardua ad astra : for chorus and instrumental group

by Paul Paviour (1990, this version: 2009)

Per ardua ad astra


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Per ardua ad astra : SATB and piano / music by Paul Paviour.

Library shelf no. 782.5542/PAV 5 [Not for loan]

Work Overview

This choral work was written to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

Work Details

Year: 1990, this version: 2009

Instrumentation: SATB choir, piano (reduction of orchestral parts).

Difficulty: Advanced

Contents note: 1. Prelude: Flight -- 2. Canticle: A pilot to all ravaged cities -- 3. Scherzo: The gremlins at Malta -- 4. Canto populaire: The white mists of morning -- 5. Threnody: Immortal is the name -- 6. Epilogue: High flight.

Dedication note: Dedicated to all who flew and died August-September 1940

Commission note: Commissioned by Goulburn Returned Service League to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary in 1990 of the Battle of Britain

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