The hours of the day : for 2 sopranos, 2 mezzo-sopranos, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets
by Jennifer Fowler (1969)
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The Hours of the Day is a setting of Latin prayers for
the passing hours. It is scored for 4 female singers, 2 oboes and
2 clarinets. The voices and instruments are combined in various
ways: sometimes the four voices together contrasting with the 4
woodwind instruments; and sometimes one voice partnered with each
The piece was written in 1969, and won an international prize given by the Academy of the Arts, Berlin.
Instrumentation: 2 sopranos, 2 mezzo-sopranos, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets.
Duration: 10 min.
Contents note: Lauds -- Prime -- Terce -- Sext -- None -- Vespers -- Compline -- Matins.
First performance: Nov 70. Academy of the Arts, Berlin, Germany
Text from 'Little breviary of Stanbrook Abbey'.
Shared 1st prize in International Composers' Prize from Academy of the Arts, Berlin, 1970.
- In the form/style of: Spiritual and Sacred Music
Performances of this work
Apr 76: Purcell Room, Southbank Concert Halls, London, UK. Featuring London Park Lane Music Players.
Nov 70: Academy of the Arts, Berlin, Germany
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