In Celebration of the Human Voice - The Essential Musical Instrument
Bob Chilcott has been involved in choral music for most of his life. He was a chorister and choral scholar at King's College, Cambridge, and for twelve years was a member of the vocal group The King's Singers. Since 1997 he has worked as a full-time composer and has written a wide variety of choral music, including a significant amount of music for young choirs. He has over one hundred pieces published by Oxford University Press, and a number of his choral works have been published in German, Swedish, Norwegian, and Slovenian.
As well as being Principal Guest Conductor of the BBC Singers, he has conducted many other leading choirs in their field, including the World Youth Choir, the RIAS Kammerchor, Orphei Drangar from Sweden, Jauna Musika from Lithuania, the Taipei Chamber Singers, and the Tower New Zealand Youth Choir. He has worked in 23 countries on six continents, and at festivals from Festival 500 in Newfoundland to Tallinn, where in 2004, as the first foreign musician to be invited, he conducted a choir of 7000 young singers at the Estonian Song Festival in one of his most popular pieces, "Can you hear me?".
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Review: The world-renowned choral composer and conductor Bob Chilcott leads the BBC Singers, as well as the internationally recognised soloists Simone Rebello and Paul Silverthorne, in these new performances of some of his best and most loved choral works. The choir is renowned as an expert ensemble and here they sing splendidly under Chilcott's direction. The selection of music on this disc has been well made to give a good variety of perspectives on Bob Chilcott's choral output - a resourceful composer and one who writes exceptionally well for voices and he is superbly served here by the virtuosity of the BBC Singers. This is a glorious showcase of one of the finest choral composers at work in Britain today.
Review: Composed for the Reykjavik Cathedral Choir's "Solo Dei Gloria" Festival in 2004, Advent Antiphons is an exquisite concert setting of the Great O Antiphons. Traditionally chanted or sung between 17 and 23 December, the Antiphons comprise seven brief prayers which proceed in sequence, charting events from before Creation through to the birth of Christ. The powerful sentiments conveyed in these texts are brought to the fore in Chilcott's masterful writing for double choir; he embroiders a beautifully textured work in which echoes of plainchant combine with richly expressive harmony. In the third and fifth movements, the composer instructs the individual sopranos and altos in each choir to sing their parts in their own rhythm, to entrancing effect. Without doubt, this is some of Chilcott's finest music to date; subtle yet potent, haunting, and uplifting.
Review: These anthems by Andrew Carter, Bob Chilcott, and John Rutter contain ten of their most popular pieces to date. The anthems have been carefully selected to be both approachable to a wide range of choirs and appropriate to the needs of today's liturgy. Together, these collections offer an unrivalled choice of text, style, and scoring, which will make them indispensible and treasured additions to any choir library.
Review: Nine classic Chilcott songs including original pieces and arrangements of traditional material. The varied nature of the collection highlights Chilcott's prodigious gifts. Some of the pieces are published here for the first time.
Review: The carols of Bob Chilcott have quickly become classics of the repertoire. Fresh, arrestingly beautiful, and exquisitely crafted, they signal a new direction for carol writing, and appeal to a wide range of singers of all ages. This collection of carols for mixed voices assembles nine of the finest pieces from Chilcott's first ten years with Oxford, including two new pieces specially written for the book. Together, they offer a reat range of styles and moods, and provide a moving narration of the Christmas story that will delight choirs and their audiences for years to come.
Review: Previously published under the title Gaudete!, this collection has been re-covered to complement Bob Chilcott's first Christmas choral anthology. From the simple, understated beauty of 'Away in a manger' to the exuberant jazz waltz version of 'We wish you a merry Christmas', this volume takes a fresh look at classics of the Christmas repertoire.
Review: This exciting and accessible collection for upper voices (scored for SA choir and piano) features five brand-new songs by celebrated choral composer Bob Chilcott. Drawing on five very different texts, Chilcott guides the voices through a number of styles and moods; the songs include the rousing 'All for Love of One', gentle 'The Truth is Great', and thought-provoking 'All things pass'. The central song, 'Circles of Motion', is a fervent and positive setting of Joy Harjo's well-known 'Eagle Poem', and the collection is completed by the funky 'Red Boots On', which uses jazzy rhythms and harmonies to bring Kit Wright's text alive. This is Chilcott at his very best - a welcome addition to the repertoire of any upper-voice choir.
Review: An uplifting and joyful concert setting of four texts exploring man's relationship with the earth. Brimming with energy, the work has a wonderful freshness and vitality. Chilcott selects a range of evocative texts from ancient Chinese, Aztec, Eskimo, and native American cultures. Chilcott's skill for capturing the essence and meaning of words in music shines throughout the work.
Review: This exciting collection by Bob Chilcott gives a jazzy twist to nine favourite folk songs from around the world. The spiral-bound edition is accompanied by a fantastic backing CD, allowing choirs to perform with jazz-trio accompaniment. Bob Chilcott currently conducts the chorus at the Royal College of Music in London and is in great demand as a guest conductor and leader of choral workshops worldwide.
Review: A recording of works by the world renowned choral composer Bob Chilcott. Bob has been involved in choral music for most of his life and since he became a professional composer in 1997 he has had over 100 works published by Oxford University Press. He was hailed by Gramophone magazine as "one of the finest choral composers at work in Britain today." This CD includes tracks with The Sirens, an ensemble of young professional women's voices specially created for this recording. Also featuring are a jazz trio with Alexander Hawkins on piano, Michael Chilcott on bass and Dereck Scurll on drums. The works included here reflect the strong support and interest that Bob's vocal music generates, with commissions from a wide variety of choral societies, children & youth choirs and professional choruses.
Review: The beautiful eight-part setting of 'My Prayer' starts out with a beautiful alto duet. This challenging piece is a joy to perform and to hear. 'Pray that Jerusalem may have peace' is a Scottish Psalter that was commisioned to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the consecration of Glenalmond College Chapel. The multiple key and tempo changes make this a challenging but exciting piece to perform. The text in 'God so loved the world' comes from John 3:16. The soprano solo adds a beautiful descant to this touching piece. 'Even Such Is Time' comes from the text by Sir Walter Raleight. The piece starts out with soft, but expressive, four-part harmonies. Half way through the song, the men's parts divisi. The soprano solo at the end adds a great finish. George Herber's text in 'Even-Song' is brought to life with gorgeous harmonies and yet another sweet soprano solo.
Review: 'Singing by Numbers' is a celebration of singing in all its various forms, using a diverse assortment of texts. The seven short movements include items for upper (or children's) voices and men's voices as well as the full choir.
Review: Songs And Cries Of London by Bob Chilcott is a vibrant and varied choral cantata in five movements for SATB choir, upper-voice choir, piano duet, and optional percussion. The two outer movements draw their words and inspiration from "The Cries Of London" by Orlando Gibbons and frame three contrasting middle movements setting a poem each by Dunbar and wordsworth, as well as the anonymous 18th century rhyme "Oranges and Lemons." Together, these settings evoke a surprisingly contemporary impression of London's sights, sounds, and moods, inspiring some irresistible music, by turns contemplative and unquenchably thrilling.
Review: The weather, the most quintessentially English of topics, was the inspiration for Bob Chilcott's Weather Report, written for the BBC Singers. Chilcott weaves together a tapestry of well-known weather rhymes to create a work that is energetic, quirky, and entertaining. His choral writing is inventive and full of character, using layered rhythms and jazzy harmonies. This is a fun piece to perform, and perfect as a light addition to any concert programme.
Review: An exciting collection of 20 specially commissioned SATB arrangements almost all of which are a cappella. The contents reflect the richness and diversity of the spiritual tradition, including many much-loved favourites like "All My Trials". "Joshua fit the Battle of Jericho" and "Steal Away" alongside exquisite discoveries that are less well known. All burst with freshness and invention to provide singers with inspirational, moving and above all enjoyable repertoire. As well as contributing five new pieces, the compiler Bob Chilcott has assembled a top selection of arrangers including Joseph Jennings, JohnWashburn and Steve Barnett. The result is a dazzling array of styles, from the introspective to the estatic (including a stylish gospel-influenced song or two along the way). With a mixture of large and small-scale pieces, there's something here for every choir whatever its forces or level of expertise.
Review: SongStream 2: An American Journey is a second collection of ten songs for youth choirs, largely scored for SAB with some divisi and optional parts. These exciting, accessible, and stylistically varied pieces take you on a journey from Canada through North to Central and South America. They include original pieces and arrangements with a strong regional flavour, among them folk-songs, a spiritual, and new arrangements of popular tunes. Arrangements by editors Peter Hunt and Bob Chilcott appear alongside those by native composers, in a collection that will communicate directly with young singers and freshen any concert programme.
Review: SongStream is an exciting and innovative collection of 10 songs for youth choirs. Largely scored for SAB, with some divisi and optional parts, these songs combine the music of Bob Chilcott and the Voiceworks approach of Peter Hunt to present a dazzling array of pieces in all styles for young singers. Here are original compositions and arrangements, a gentle Japanese song and a gutsy setting of a Native American text, a funky spiritual and a Beatles encore, a tranquil folksong and a song noisily celebrating life and youthful energy. Accessible, relevant, and heart-warming, these pieces will communicate directly with young singers and their audiences and freshen any concert programme.
Review: Christmas Spirituals is a fresh and inspiring collection of new spiritual arrangements and orginal pieces in a gospel style for SATB groups of every size and ability. All the best-loved spirituals are here including "Mary Had A Baby", "Go Tell It To The Mountain" and "Rise Up, Shepherd and Follow", whilst the new songs are sure to become tomorrow's "classics". Together, the 12 pieces represent a wonderful diverse telling of the Christmas story to delight and inspire choirs and their audiences throughout this season of the year.
Review: Born in 1955, Bob Chilcott has a fast-growing reputation as one of Britain's most popular and accessible composers of choral music. Bob Chilcott has been involved in choral music for most of his life, as a boy chorister and choral scholar at King's College, Cambridge, and as a member of the vocal group The King's Singers for twelve years. Over the past seven years he has poured his energy into the amateur choir world as a composer, conductor and choral clinician, with an emphasis on work with and for young singers. Chilcott has contributed a growing body of work to the repertoire of adult and children's choirs. As reflected in Canticles of Light, Chilcott's gifts are not limited to writing for adults, and he has gained an international reputation for his work with, and compositions for, children and young people. His song with sign language, 'Can you hear me? has become one of the most widely-performed pieces in the children's choir world and in March 2001 Chilcott himself conducted a performance sung by 2000 children at The World of Children's Choirs Festival in Vancouver, Canada. Bob Chilcott continues to be in great demand as a conductor and workshop leader worldwide. As a conductor Bob has worked extensively with choirs and festivals throughout the world. For seven years he was conductor of the 200-voice Chorus at the Royal College of Music in London. He is Principal Guest Conductor of the BBC Singers, with whom he works regularly in studio recordings and concerts. He has also guest conducted the RIAS Kammerchor in Berlin, and the Elmer Iseler Singers in Toronto.
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|Come back!||Bob Chilcott||Jussi Chydenius and Bob Chilcott||Sun, Moon, Sea, and Stars||Songbook||MORE DETAILS|
|My Heart's Friend||Bob Chilcott||Jussi Chydenius and Bob Chilcott||Sun, Moon, Sea, and Stars||Songbook||MORE DETAILS|
|She walks in beauty||Bob Chilcott||Jussi Chydenius and Bob Chilcott||Sun, Moon, Sea, and Stars||Songbook||MORE DETAILS|
|Sun, Moon, Sea, and Stars||Bob Chilcott||Jussi Chydenius and Bob Chilcott||Sun, Moon, Sea, and Stars||Songbook||MORE DETAILS|
|Bob Chilcott||BBC Singers||Man I Sing - Choral Music by Bob Chilcott||1 CD||MORE DETAILS|
|A Flower Given To My Daughter||Bob Chilcott||Tenebrae||Dream of Herod - Christmas and Advent Music||1 CD||MORE DETAILS|
|A flower given to my daughter||Bob Chilcott||King's Singers||High Flight||1 CD||MORE DETAILS|
|A Thanksgiving||Bob Chilcott||King's Singers||High Flight||1 CD||MORE DETAILS|
|Agnus Dei||Bob Chilcott||Bob Chilcott||Making Waves||1 CD||MORE DETAILS|
|Agnus Dei||Bob Chilcott||Bach Children's Chorus||The Dream Ship||1 CD||MORE DETAILS|
|All For Love of One||Bob Chilcott||Bob Chilcott||Five Songs For Upper Voice||Songbook||MORE DETAILS|
|All for Love of One||Bob Chilcott||Bob Chilcott||Making Waves||1 CD||MORE DETAILS|
|All Things Pass||Bob Chilcott||Bob Chilcott||Five Songs For Upper Voice||Songbook||MORE DETAILS|
|All Things Pass||Bob Chilcott||Bob Chilcott||Making Waves||1 CD||MORE DETAILS|
|And Every Stone Shall Cry||Bob Chilcott||BBC Singers||Man I Sing - Choral Music by Bob Chilcott||1 CD||MORE DETAILS|
|And Thank Him Then||Bob Chilcott||Bob Chilcott||Bob Chilcott||Anthems||Songbook||MORE DETAILS|
|Anyone lived in a pretty how town||Bob Chilcott||King's Singers||High Flight||1 CD||MORE DETAILS|
|Awake, My Soul||Bob Chilcott||Bob Chilcott||Making Waves||1 CD||MORE DETAILS|
|Be Cool||Bob Chilcott||Peter Hunt||Voiceworks 2 - A Further Handbook for Singing||2 CDs||MORE DETAILS|
|Be Simple Little Children||Bob Chilcott||St. Louis Children's Choir||Holiday Highlights 2000-2003||2 CDs||MORE DETAILS|
|Be Simple, Little Children||Bob Chilcott||New Orleans Children's Chorus||Music Down In My Soul||2 CDs||MORE DETAILS|
|Be Thou My Vision||Bob Chilcott||Bob Chilcott||Bob Chilcott||Anthems||Songbook||MORE DETAILS|
|Beach||Bob Chilcott||BBC Singers||Man I Sing - Choral Music by Bob Chilcott||1 CD||MORE DETAILS|
|Benedictus||Bob Chilcott||Bob Chilcott||Making Waves||1 CD||MORE DETAILS|
|Benedictus||Bob Chilcott||Portland Symphonic Girlchoir||Stars That Sing||1 CD||MORE DETAILS|
|Benedictus from A Little Jazz Mass||Bob Chilcott||Santa Fe Women's Ensemble||A Celebration of Song||1 CD||MORE DETAILS|
|Bring Me the Sunset in a Cup||Bob Chilcott||Bob Chilcott||Making Waves||1 CD||MORE DETAILS|
|Can You Hear Me?||Bob Chilcott||Guelph Youth Singers||Wind In Our Sails||1 CD||MORE DETAILS|
|Canticles of Light||Bob Chilcott||Nordic Chamber Choir||Bob Chilcott - Choral Works||1 CD||MORE DETAILS|
|Catch a Falling Star||Bob Chilcott||Bob Chilcott||Making Waves||1 CD||MORE DETAILS|
|Christmas Tide||Bob Chilcott||Peter Hunt||Voiceworks at Christmas - 30 Seasonal Songs||Songbook & 1 CD||MORE DETAILS|
|Christmas-tide||Bob Chilcott||Bob Chilcott||Bob Chilcott||Carols||Songbook||MORE DETAILS|
|Circles of Motion||Bob Chilcott||Bob Chilcott||Five Songs For Upper Voice||Songbook||MORE DETAILS|
|Circles Of Motion||Bob Chilcott||Bob Chilcott||Making Waves||1 CD||MORE DETAILS|
|Come buy||Bob Chilcott||Nordic Chamber Choir||Bob Chilcott - Choral Works||1 CD||MORE DETAILS|
|Come to the Great World||Bob Chilcott||Bob Chilcott||I Share Creation||Songbook||MORE DETAILS|
|Composed upon Westminster Bridge, Sept. 3, 1802||Bob Chilcott||Nordic Chamber Choir||Bob Chilcott - Choral Works||1 CD||MORE DETAILS|
|Concrete||Bob Chilcott||St. Louis Children's Choir||Spring Concerts 2002||1 CD||MORE DETAILS|
|Cruet MacNighshade||Bob Chilcott||Bob Chilcott||Bob Chilcott||Singing by Numbers||Songbook||MORE DETAILS|
|Cuatro Baladas Amarillas||Bob Chilcott||Nebraska Children's Choir||The Circle of Time||1 CD||MORE DETAILS|
|Days||Bob Chilcott||King's Singers||High Flight||1 CD||MORE DETAILS|
|Days, from Even such is time||Bob Chilcott||King's Singers||The Best of||2 CDs||MORE DETAILS|
|Dona Nobis Pacem I||Bob Chilcott||Amabile Youth Singers||Wrapped in Song||1 CD||MORE DETAILS|
|Dona Nobis Pacem II||Bob Chilcott||Amabile Youth Singers||Wrapped in Song||1 CD||MORE DETAILS|
|Dona Nobis Pacem III||Bob Chilcott||Amabile Youth Singers||Wrapped in Song||1 CD||MORE DETAILS|
|Dona Nobis Pacem IV||Bob Chilcott||Amabile Youth Singers||Wrapped in Song||1 CD||MORE DETAILS|
|Dona Nobis Pacem V||Bob Chilcott||Amabile Youth Singers||Wrapped in Song||1 CD||MORE DETAILS|
|even Such Is Time||Bob Chilcott||Bob Chilcott||Bob Chilcott||Anthems||Songbook||MORE DETAILS|
|Even such is time||Bob Chilcott||King's Singers||High Flight||1 CD||MORE DETAILS|
|Even such is time||Bob Chilcott||King's Singers||High Flight||1 CD||MORE DETAILS|