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Boosey & Hawkes

Finzi For St Cecilia Tenor/Satb Vocal Score

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For St Cecilia, Ceremonial Ode for tenor solo, chorus & orchestra; words by Edmund Blunden. The original work was commissioned by the St Cecilia’s Day Festival Committee for the 1947 celebration of music’s patron saint. The ceremonial mood is established with fanfares, and the sonorous sweep of the choral writing reflects Finzi’s admiration for Parry and Elgar. The ‘catalogue’ of saints, shared between the soloist and chorus, are deftly delineated: St Valentine, St George, St Dunstan, St Swithin and St Cecilia herself. In rapt stillness, the English composers of the past – Merbecke, Byrd, Dowland and Purcell – are summoned. To close, Finzi creates a festal summation with exultant counterpoint and the saint’s name pealing around the chorus.

Category: Vocal

Sub Category 1: Repertoire

Composer: Gerald Finzi

Format: Vocal Score

Medium: Softcover

Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes

ISBN13: 9790060030277

UPC: 073999333978

Instrument: Classical Vocal

Voicing: SATB

Accompaniment: Piano

Feature: Tenor Solo