It will also include Scotland at Night,Tom Cunningham's part-song
cycle to words by best-selling writer Alexander McCall Smith.
"Much more of Morfydd's music is in print now than ever before, so it would be great if people would consider programming a song, a part-song
, a hymn-tune - whatever they can - during centenary year and into the future - to ensure that we keep her legacy alive."
It intrigues me to hear ensembles tackle the familiar part of Palestrina's Sicut Cervus, which is quite difficult to sustain, when it might be more appropriate for them to sing a madrigal or part-song
from the same era.
Amongst all of the fine soloists, a special word for Bethany Partridge, who stood far above the choir to perform a faultless top soprano in Stanford's mesmerizing part-song
His first hit was Der Kommissar, from the 1982 album Einzelhaft, which reached number one in many countries with its part-rap, part-song
message about drug consumption.
Finally, in a book on the "unknown" Schubert it would have been nice to find some discussion of the genre of his compositions most frequently heard during his lifetime by Viennese concert audiences and most foreign to audiences today: the male-voice part-song
. To us these tend to sound like German barbershop quartets, but then they had very different associations--with the Burschenschaften, the politically liberal and nationalist university fraternities.
Emanuel Rubin's claim that the Georgian part-song
repertory will "undoubtedly bring pleasure" (p.
Indeed, an assessment of the part-song
edition is possible only against the age's genial predilection.
The main work is Parry's Songs of Farewell, completed shortly before the composer's death, and preceded by music from Holst (the Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda) and two part-songs
by Frank Bridge.
The final two chapters of the book consider Cooke's own compositions, discussing firstly his part-songs
and orchestrally-accompanied anthems, followed by two larger-scale secular works, The Morning Hymn and Collins's Ode.
A collection of madrigals and part-songs
at The Atkinson, Monday, August 7.
Chapter 5 mounts a similar defense of the eighteen sacred solo ballads and eight part-songs
, parlor genres whose popularity peaked in the Victorian period and whose often "morbid sentiment" (p.