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Imant Raminsh: Northwest Trilogy

Song NameArrangerVoicing
Bye, Bye BabyImant RaminshSATBPreview
SunsetImant RaminshSATBPreview
Nootka Paddle Song Imant RaminshSATBPreview

Born in Latvia, Imant Raminsh came to Canada in 1948 and has become one of Canada's most highly regarded choral composer and arrangers. "Northwest Trilogy" is a wonderful set of songs from British Columbia. "Nootka Paddle Song" is a native welcoming song that features free incantation along with evocative choral writing. The piece contains some modern effects such as whispering and tone clusters, and is characterized by a feeling of building excitement and jubilation. "Bye, Bye Baby" - Based on a traditional Russian lullaby and would have been sung by members of the Doukhobar communities. A gentle, tonal work with rich harmonic background with varied textures and voicings bring this song of warmth and simplicity to life. "Sunset" - Folksy, poignant, and slighty tongue-in-cheek, this lament portrays the thoughts of a dying British Columbian cowboy. Replete with imitations of wailing coyotes, muffled death march drums, and other instances of word painting, this is a fun piece to perform.

Item code: 8012B | Sheet Music | $5.50 |add item to cart
Choral | A Cappella | SATB | Canada
Related: Canadian Choral Arrangements
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