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Michael Berkeley 2018 All works

The Tale of Andrew SATB

The Tale of Andrew SATB & organ 9780193412743 This anthem sets a text by the 17h-century Bishop Thomas Ken. The vocal parts are narrative in style and coloured by decorative organ passages. This setting would be wellsuited for use on Saints’ Days. 5 minutes This Endernight SATB & organ 9780193513174 Commissioned by King’s College, Cambridge, for the 2016 Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, This Endernight is a setting of well-known fifteenth-century words. The recurring melody has a lilting feel, and Berkeley employs artful textural juxtapositions, with solo lines flowering into a rich refrain. 4.5 minutes Veni Emmanuel SATB, organ, & brass (4 trpts, 3 tbns, tuba) Vocal and instrumental parts on hire 9780193442085 An arrangement of the well-known carol O Come, O Come, Emmanuel. 6 minutes Verbum caro factum est SATB & organ 9780193354043 With a text by G. M. Hopkins, this work is interspersed with frequent solo passages, initially for baritone (whose delicate solo opens the piece) but later for tenor, soprano, and alto soloists also. The polyphonic choral passages provide a balance to these frequent solos, to mesmerising effect. 6 minutes - Choral Leaflets: Secular - Fanfare and National Anthem Unison/SSATB & full orchestra/brass/organ/brass & organ Vocal and instrumental parts on hire 9780193620339 A versatile alternative to the standard setting of the National Anthem. The originally composed fanfare can be played separately to the arrangement of the National Anthem. which itself comes in two versions - one for full orchestra, and one for brass/organ/brass & organ. There is also a part for military trumpets, if wanted. 5 minutes Farewell SATB (with divisions) unaccompanied 9780193439207 This heart-felt setting was originally included in the popular ‘A Garland for Linda’, a celebration of the life of the late Linda McCartney. Combining a poignant text adapted from Milton, Shakespeare, and Elizabeth Speller with emotive harmonies, this is an attractive piece by one of Britain’s foremost contemporary composers. 4 minutes Night song in the jungle SATB & oboe Vocal score 9780193448223 Oboe part 9780193412347 This is an evocative setting of the Rudyard Kipling jungle poem ‘Now Chil the kite brings home the night’. 6 minutes Versicles, Responses, and The Lord’s Prayer SATB unaccompanied 9780193355347 An incandescent setting of versicles and responses for Evensong. The music is haunting in its simplicity, supporting and illuminating the text to great effect. The second set includes an account of The Lords Prayer, in a moving, unison setting that should inspire any church choir. 10 minutes We wait for thy loving kindness O God SATB (with divisions) & organ 9780193504622 Commissioned by St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin for their 800th anniversary. 10 minutes

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