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Sir Richard Rodney Bennett

Richard Bennett

English composer and pianist. He studied at the RAM (1953-7) and with Boulez in Paris (1957-9), though his public career as a composer had begun before this. At 16 he was writing 12-note music, and the period with Boulez encouraged him towards Darmstadt techniques. But in the 1960s he recovered more conventional aspects to develop a style of Bergian expressionism (e.g. in his opera The Mines of Sulphur, 1965); his opera Victory was given at Covent Garden in 1970. His subsequent output is large, including many concertos, settings of English poetry, chamber music, and, notably, big Romantic film scores. A musician of great versatility, he has worked as a jazz pianist (several of his scores of the 1960s are in a sophisticated jazz style) and has played and arranged American popular music.

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Richard Rodney Bennett : Choral Collection : SATB : 01 Songbook : Richard Rodney Bennett : 884088431815 : 0711988137 : 14006641

Richard Rodney Bennett : Choral Collection

Review: As one of Britain's most respected and versatile musicians, Bennett has produced over two hundred works for the concert hall, and fifty scores for film and television, as well as having been a writer and performer of jazz songs for fifty years. Studies with Boulez in the 1950s immersed him in the techniques of the European avant-garde, though he subsequently developed his own distinctive dramato-abstract style. Sacred and secular texts, showing the range of the composer's choral writing skill, from carols and liturgical settings to Shakespeare and Lear. Arranged for unaccompanied voices, which choirs of differing abilities will find accessible, delightful and involving performance material.

Songlist: The Sorrow of Mary, Puer Nobis, Lullay mine Liking, Spell of Sleep, Nowel, Full Fathom Five, Gloria, The Seasons of His Mercies, Calico Pie, A Contemplation upon Flowers

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5121b | Songbook $19.95 | SATB add item to cart English Choral Arrangements


Cambridge Singers : Sea Change

Review: Choral fans will be very excited about the meeting of two of the most versatile musical minds of their generation, Rutter and Bennett in a CD that is Gramophone Magazine's Editor's Choice for May 2005 and on many lists for Choral disc of the year. The title work, "Sea Change," set to texts by Shakespeare, Andrew Marvell and Edmund Spenser, is 4 pieces, sometimes Britten-esque, dramatic, swirling, agitated, emotional, dissonant and always interesting. "A Farewell to Arms," written for the ensemble VocalEssence for a cappella choir and solo cello, are poignant poems of an old soldier's recollection of war. "A Good-Night " is a lovely motet written in memory of Linda McCartney. The last 8 tracks feature some of Bennett's most accessible works, which happen to be Christmas songs. "There is no rose," "Out of your sleep," "That younge child," "Sweet was the song," "Susanni," "Lullay mine liking" and "What sweeter music" are simply beautiful. The Cambridge Singers, directed by Rutter, are perfect, handling this difficult material with ease. "Sea Change" is a rare, very special recording!

Songlist: The Isle Is Full of Noises, The Bermudas, The Waves Come Rolling, Full Fathom Five, A Farewell To Arms, A Good-Night, Verses, Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus, Agnus Dei , There Is No Rose, Out of Your Sleep, That Younge Child, Sweet Was the Song, Susanni, Lullay Mine Liking, What Sweeter Music, Puer Nobis

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7507c | 1 CD $15.98 add item to cart English Choral CDs

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Sweet Was the SongRichard Rodney BennettCambridge SingersSea Change 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
That younge childRichard Rodney BennettPolyphonyO Magnum Misterium 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
That Younge ChildRichard Rodney BennettCambridge SingersSea Change 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
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The Isle Is Full of NoisesRichard Rodney BennettCambridge SingersSea Change 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
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