Bob Chilcott - Nova! nova!

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for SATB unaccompanied
This gutsy folk-inspired Advent carol is original and contemporary without losing the raw fervour of its medieval model. With its rhythm punchy and driven, and its harmony strong and bare, the piece demands great energy from the performers.

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Carols

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NOVA! NOVA!


For David Hill and The Bach Choir

in celebration of the 80th Birthday of Sir David Willcocks

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Nova! nova!

Words: 15th-century (modernized)

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BOB CHILCOTT

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1 Nova! nova! ‘Ave’ fit ex ‘Eva’. = News! news! ‘Ave’ is made from ‘Eva’.

This piece is offprinted from the OUP anthology Advent for Choirs (ISBN 0–19–353025–2).

G Oxford University Press 2000 and 2002

OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, MUSIC DEPARTMENT, GREAT CLARENDON STREET, OXFORD OX2 6DP

Photocopying this copyright material is ILLEGAL.

Printed in Great Britain


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4 Ecce ancilla Domini = Behold the handmaid of the Lord.

Music origination by Barnes Music Engraving Ltd., East Sussex.

Printed in Great Britain by Halstan & Co. Ltd., Amersham, Bucks., England.

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