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Bob Chilcott

Described by the Observer newspaper as "a contemporary hero of British choral music", Bob Chilcott has always been immersed in the choral tradition of his country. He sang as a chorister and choral scholar at King's College, Cambridge, and after singing professionally in London and also as a member of the vocal group the King's Singers for 12 years, he became a full-time composer in 1997. He has embraced his career with energy and commitment, not only producing a large catalogue of music for all types of choirs, but also working with singers and choirs in more than 30 countries.

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Bob Chilcott : Mo Li Hua (Jasmine Flower) : SATB : Songbook : 9780193404212

Bob Chilcott : Mo Li Hua (Jasmine Flower)new

Mo li hua (Jasmine) is a tri-language publication suitable for Chinese - or English-speaking choirs. A collection of arrangements of five well-known traditional Chinese songs depicting the simplicity and beauty of everyday life, it includes simplified and traditional Chinese scripts, as well as English singing translations. A Pinyin version of the Chinese - for non-Chinese reading choirs - will be available from the OUP website.The songs-drawn from across China-are arranged sympathetically and in Chilcott's original style, suggesting a musical fusion of East and West. The song 'Mo li hua' was written for The Bach Choir and David Hill, who gave its premiere while on tour in China in April 2014.

Songlist: My Flower, Shepherd's Song, Sun is Out, In Sichuan, Mo Li Hua

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Voicing: SATB | 4546b | Songbook | $10.95 | A Cappella


Bob Chilcot (Edited by) : World Carols for Choirs : SATB : 01 Songbook : Bob Chilcott : 019353231X

Bob Chilcot (Edited by) : World Carols for Choirs

Bob Chilcott and Susan Knight have searched the globe for vibrant, exciting music representing a wide range of choral traditions and styles-from a powerful arrangement of an old Armenian hymn to a percussive Dominican "villancico," a carol in the style of Nigerian art music, a Polish folk carol, a new arrangement of popular Canadian carol, and much more besides. Each piece may be sung in its original language or in English, and pronunciation guides are provided for those who wish to sing the original texts. This collection will help to refresh the repertoire of choirs the world over, with most pieces suitable for choirs of all sizes and abilities.

Songlist: Villancio De La Falta De Fe, Khorurd Metz, Southern Cross, Kuttun Kantak, Nu Is Die Roe Van Jesse, Acalanto Para O Menino Jesus, The Huron Carol, Notre Divin Maitre, Llega la Navidad, Nuud ole, Jeesus, Kiidetud, Tuikkikaa, Oi Joulun Tahtoset, Ainsi Que Parmi La Pree, Suser Die Glocken Nie Klingen, Krismas Dodzi Vo, Nagykarcsony Ejszakajan, Immanuel Oss I Natt, Carul Failte, Infant Joy, Jajang, Jajang, Ahgi Yesu, Dedziet Skalu, Putietguni, Lullaby Carol, Amuworo Ayi Out Nwa, Det Hev Ei Rose Sprunge, Hej, Hej, Lelija!, Ena Noc Polna Veselja, Susa Ninna, Ett Nyfott Barn, Im Silbernen Wassergrund, My Dancing Day, Who Is The Baby, and more

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Voicing: SATB | 9095b | Songbook | $18.95 | Primarily a cappella


Bob Chilcot (Edited by) : World Carols for Choirs SSAA : SSAA : 01 Songbook : Bob Chilcott : 0193532328

Bob Chilcot (Edited by) : World Carols for Choirs SSAA

Bob Chilcott and Susan Knight have searched the globe for vibrant, exciting music representing a wide range of choral traditions and styles-from a powerful arrangement of an old Armenian hymn to a percussive Dominican "villancico," a carol in the style of Nigerian art music, a Polish folk carol, a new arrangement of popular Canadian carol, and much more besides. Each piece may be sung in its original language or in English, and pronunciation guides are provided for those who wish to sing the original texts. This collection will help to refresh the repertoire of choirs the world over, with most pieces suitable for choirs of all sizes and abilities.

Songlist: Looys parats (The Light of Glory), An Australian Christmas, Oi Bethleem! (O Bethlehem!), Omnes nu laet ons gode loven (Now Let Us All Praise God), Acalentando Jesus (Sleep, little Savior), The Huron Carol, Notre divin Maitre (Our master, Lord Jesus), Cantemos a Maria (Let us sing to Mary), Nuud ole, Jeesus, kiidetud (Now blessed by thou, Christ Jesu), On lapsi syntynyt meille (A Son to us is given), Vieux Noel pour les Tout-petits (Awake, awake!), Nikolauslied (St Nicholas Song), Pastoral (Angels Bright), Jol, Oigbhean a chanaim (I sing of a maiden), The Divine Image, Ju nashuhtdah (Jesus is born), Sudrabina lietins lija (See the silver rain is falling), Indigo I, Amuworo ayi otu nwa (For unto us a child is born), Det hev ei rose sprunge (A spotless rose), Tarice-lamance w cudownej stajence (Joyous Dances), Susa ninna, Ett Nyfott Barn (A Newborn Child), Auf, ihr Hirten, von dem Schlaf (Wake up shephers from your sleep), Sussex Carol, Jesus, Jesus, rest your head, Who is the baby?, Ananaya, nanay (Christmas Carol)

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Voicing: SSAA | 9411b | Songbook | $15.95 | Primarily a cappella


Bob Chilcott : The Angry Planet - An Environmental Cantata  : SATB : 01 Songbook : Bob Chilcott : 9780193409828 : 9780193409828

Bob Chilcott : The Angry Planet - An Environmental Cantata

This monumental cantata for massed forces was commissioned by David Hill and The Bach Choir and premiered as part of the 2012 BBC Proms. Setting a specially commissioned text by Charles Bennett, Chilcott skilfully uses both metred and unmetered sung and spoken lines to highlight the text's environmental message. While the musically interlinked choirs sing of humanity's negligence towards nature in a series of dream images, the endearing and innocent tunes of the children's choir ultimately evoke a sense of hope for the future. Creating a unique opportunity for adult and children's choirs to collaborate, this captivating piece offers a fun and educational performance experience for singers both young and old.

Songlist: 6pm, As if, Yellow Eye, 9pm, Green Rain, Midnight, We Need, Jam, Sorry too late , Peppermint freckles, 6am (Lutra lutra), Perhaps

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Voicing: SATB | 2713b | Songbook | $15.95


Bob Chilcott : Shall I compare thee : SATB : 01 Songbook : Bob Chilcott : 9780193406148 : 9780193406148

Bob Chilcott : Shall I compare thee

Shall I compare thee? is a collection of ten exquisite settings for mixed voices, specially commissioned to celebrate the four hundredth anniversary of William Shakespeare's death. The volume pays tribute to Britain's greatest writer, presenting a selection of his finest texts set to music by some of today's most accomplished choral composers. Accompanied and unaccompanied settings

Songlist: The Bird of Dawning , Fear no more the heat o' th' sun, I know a bank where the wild thyme blows , It was a lover and his lass, Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? , Sigh no more, ladies , Come away, come away death , When that I was and a little tiny boy , If music be the food of love , Touch her soft lips and part

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Voicing: SATB | 2714b | Songbook | $15.95 | A Cappella


Bob Chilcott : Hark, Hark, the Lark : SSA. : 01 Songbook : Bob Chilcott : 978-0-19-340615-5

Bob Chilcott : Hark, Hark, the Lark

Hark, hark, the lark is a collection of eight exquisite settings for upper voices, specially commissioned to celebrate the four hundredth anniversary of William Shakespeare's death. The volume pays tribute to Britain's greatest writer, presenting a selection of his finest texts set to music by some of today's most accomplished choral composers.

Songlist: And will he not come again?, Blow, blow, thou winter wind, Come unto these yellow sands, Hark, hark, the lark, Our revels now are ended, Over hill, over dale, When icicles hang by the wall, You spotted snakes with double tongue

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Voicing: SSA. | 2715b | Songbook | $13.95


Bob Chilcott : Furusato : SATB : Songbook : 9780193378049 : 9780193378049

Bob Chilcott : Furusato

Furusato presents five evocative arrangements of Japanese songs. Each poem depicts the beauty of the Japanese landscape, and familiar melodies and Chilcott's original style combine to create an enchanting fusion of East and West. Suitable for performance as a suite or as stand-alone pieces, these charming and emotive songs will be a welcome addition to the repertoire of any choir.

Songlist: Sunayama, Mura Matsuri, Oborozukiyo, Furusato, Momiji

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Voicing: SATB | 4537b | Songbook | $7.95 | A Cappella


Bob Chilcott : Carols Vol 2 : SATB : 01 Songbook : Bob Chilcott : 0193365073

Bob Chilcott : Carols Vol 2

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.

Songlist: Away in a manger, Coventry Carol , Gaudete!, Il est ne, le divin enfant, Jesus, Jesus, rest your head, Jingle, Bells, Still, still, still, Sussex Carol, We wish you a merry Christmas, What child is this?

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Voicing: SATB | 7065b | Songbook | $10.95


Bob Chilcott : Jazz Folk Songs For Choirs : SATB : 01 Songbook & 1 CD : Bob Chilcott : 0-19-336182-5

Bob Chilcott : Jazz Folk Songs For Choirs

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.

Songlist: Composer's Note, A La Claire Fontaine (There by the Crystal Fountain), En La Macarenita (Down in Macarena), Hush, Little Baby, Sakura (Cherry Tree), Scarborough Fair, Tell My Ma, The House of the Rising Sun, Tuoll' On Mun Kultani (There is my Loved one), Waltzing Matilda, CD Tracklist and Credits

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Voicing: SATB | 7067b | Songbook & 1 CD | $21.95


Bob Chilcott : Bob Chilcott Songbook : SATB : 01 Songbook : Bob Chilcott : 0-19-335571-X

Bob Chilcott : Bob Chilcott Songbook

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.

Songlist: Aka-Tonbo, Ar Hyd Y Nos, Composed Upon Westminister Bridge, September 3, 1802, Dance In The Street, O Danny Boy, Over the Wave, The Lily and the Rose, The Runner, The Skye Boat Song

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Voicing: SATB | 7068b | Songbook | $10.95 | Primarily a cappella


Bob Chilcott : I Share Creation : SATB : 01 Songbook : Bob Chilcott : 0-19-335570-1

Bob Chilcott : I Share Creation

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.

Songlist: When the Sun Rises, The Earth, The Innermost House, Come to the Great World

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Voicing: SATB | 7069b | Songbook | $8.95


Bob Chilcott : 5 Songs For Upper Voice : SA Treble : 01 Songbook : Bob Chilcott : 9780193359208 : 9780193359208

Bob Chilcott : 5 Songs For Upper Voice

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.

Songlist: All For Love of One, The Truth Is Great, Circles of Motion, All Things Pass, Red Boots On

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Voicing: SA Treble | 7070b | Songbook | $6.95 | Accompanied


Bob Chilcott : Advent Antiphons : SSAATTBB : 01 Songbook : Bob Chilcott : 9780193433366 : 9780193433366

Bob Chilcott : Advent Antiphons

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.

Songlist: O Sapientia, O Adonai, O Radix Jesse, O Clavis David, O Oriens, O Rex Gentium, O Emmanuel

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Voicing: SSAATTBB | 9347b | Songbook | $7.95 | A Cappella


Bob Chilcott : Songs and Cries of London Town : SATB : 01 Songbook : Bob Chilcott : 0193432978

Bob Chilcott : Songs and Cries of London Town

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.

Songlist: Come Buy, The Flower Of Cities All, London Bells, Composed Upon Westminster Bridge, Good Morrow

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Voicing: SATB | 9348b | Songbook | $13.95 | Accompanied


Bob Chilcott : Anthems : SATB : 01 Songbook : Bob Chilcott : 0193530898

Bob Chilcott : Anthems

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.

Songlist: And Thank Him Then, Be Thou My Vision, even Such Is Time, God Loved So The World, If Ye Love Me, Irish Blessing, Just As I Am, Song From Jubilate, Sweet Prospect, Walk Softly

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Voicing: SATB | 9349b | Songbook | $10.95 | Accompanied


Bob Chilcott : Carols : SATB : 01 Songbook : Bob Chilcott : 0193532336

Bob Chilcott : Carols

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.

Songlist: Christmas-tide, For Him And All Stars Have Shone, Lully, Lulla, Thou Little Tiny Child, Mid-Winter, Nova! Nova!, Remember O, Thou Man, The Shepard's Carol, The Time Of Snow, Where Riches Is Everlastingly

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Voicing: SATB | 9350b | Songbook | $12.95 | Accompanied


Bob Chilcott : Sacred Choral Selections : SATB : 01 Songbook : Bob Chilcott

Bob Chilcott : Sacred Choral Selections

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.

Songlist: My Prayer, Pray That Jerusalem May Have Peace, God So Loved The World, Even Such Is Time, Even-Song

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Voicing: SATB | 9372b | Songbook | $9.95


Bob Chilcott : Singing by Numbers : SATB Upper : 01 Songbook : Bob Chilcott : 0193355191

Bob Chilcott : Singing by Numbers

'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.

Songlist: Sing We Now Merrily, The Singing Of Birds, Hey Down A Down, Cruet MacNighshade, Sing You Now, Everyone Sang, Hey Down A Down / Sing With Thy Mouth

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Voicing: SATB Upper | 9381b | Songbook | $7.50 | Accompanied


Bob Chilcott : Weather Report : SSAATTBB : Sheet Music : Bob Chilcott : 9780193356443 : 9780193356443

Bob Chilcott : Weather Report

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.

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Voicing: SSAATTBB | 9632b | Sheet Music | $10.95 | A Cappella


Bob Chilcott : Jazz Songs of Innocence : SSA. : 01 Songbook : Bob Chilcott : 9780193381568 : 9780193381568

Bob Chilcott : Jazz Songs of Innocence

This vibrant collection presents five jazzy settings of poems from William Blake's Songs of Innocence. Chilcott challenges the expectation of the listener by setting each classic text in a different jazz-inspired style-from the laid-back swing of 'The Echoing Green' and ballad-like setting of 'The Lamb' to a lilting jazz waltz, 'The Little Boy Lost/The Little Boy Found'. The voices are underpinned by a stylistic piano part, which may be played as written or serve as a guide, and a part for bass and drum kit is available separately for jazz trio accompaniment. Ideal for performance individually or as a suite, these innovative songs will make a colourful addition to any concert programme.

Songlist: Piping down the valleys wild , The Lamb, The Little Boy Lost/The Little Boy Found , The Echoing Green , The Divine Image

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Voicing: SSA. | 9695b | Songbook | $11.45


Bob Chilcott : Furusato - 5 upper-voice arrangements of Japanese songs : SSAA : 01 Songbook : Bob Chilcott : 9780193390829 : 9780193390829

Bob Chilcott : Furusato - 5 upper-voice arrangements of Japanese songs

Following the success of the mixed-voice edition of Furusato, Bob Chilcott has adapted his arrangements of five evocative Japanese songs for upper voices. Each poem depicts the beauty of the Japanese landscape, and familiar melodies combine with Chilcott's original style to create an enchanting fusion of East and West. Suitable for performance as a suite or as stand-alone pieces, these charming and emotive songs will be a welcome addition to the repertoire of any upper-voice choir.

Songlist: Sunayama, Mura Matsuri , Oborozukiyo, Furusato, Momiji

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Voicing: SSAA | 9696b | Songbook | $6.95 | A Cappella


Bob Chilcott : The Twelve Days of Christmas : SATB : 01 Songbook : Bob Chilcott : 9780193433274 : 9780193433274

Bob Chilcott : The Twelve Days of Christmas

This work is classic Chilcott - vibrant, fresh, and great fun. It is an exuberant setting of the well-known carol in which the 'five gold rings' refrain is re-written to appear in an array of guises: gentle soprano solo, swinging barbershop quartet, hard funk, and rock gospel style. This version is for an SATB choir but retains the flexibility to include 'guest' performers. Even the audience can join in!

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Voicing: SATB | 9697b | Songbook | $8.50


Bob Chilcott : The Angry Planet : 00  2 CDs : 635212042229 : SIGCD422

Bob Chilcott : The Angry Planet

The three works on this 2CD set further confirm Bob Chilcott's status as one of the world's most popular active choral composers. Five Days That Changed The World creates a strikingly vivid and personal account of each of five protagonist's experiences of a historical event. The Miracle of the Spring celebrates the pursuit, and eventual discovery, of water. The Angry Planet (2012) combines the precision and skill of the BBC Singers and The Bach Choir with the exuberance of a host of young persons and Children's choirs, including The Young Singers, London Youth Choir and Finchley Children's Music Group.

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22279c | 2 CDs | $24.95


Bob Chilcott : Songs for Seven Storeys : SATB : Songbook : 9780193355446 : 9780193355446

Bob Chilcott : Songs for Seven Storeys

A cycle of songs taking their subject from the seven 'themed' floors of the Evelina Children's Hospital, London, opened in 2005. Texts are by John Mole.

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Voicing: SATB | 40431b | Songbook | $21.95


Bob Chilcott : High Flight : SATB : Songbook : 9780193363786 : 9780193363786

Bob Chilcott : High Flight

Commissioned by the King's Singers in celebration of their 40th birthday, this work has unusual forces and a comparatively complex nature. Using two texts by Henry Vaughan and John Gillespie Magee, the work charts a journey from a free tempo reflective beginning to a rousing ending, celebratory in tone.
The work was first performed by the King's Singers & King's College Choir at King's College Chapel, Cambridge, 1 May 2008.

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Voicing: SATB | 40433b | Songbook | $3.95


Bob Chilcott : Swimming over London : SATB : Songbook : 9780193369917 : 9780193369917

Bob Chilcott : Swimming over London

This is a vivid musical depiction of the colourful dreamscape created in Charles Bennett's text. The solo tenor floats over the soft, jazzy harmonies of the other voices as he narrates the journey through London's sky, noting the 'blackbirds in the sleeping streets' and a taxicab slumbering below. Swimming over London is recorded by The King's Singers on their CD of the same name.

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Voicing: SATB | Performed by King's Singers | 40435b | Songbook | $3.95


Bob Chilcott & David Blackwell : Carols for Choirs 5 : SATB : 01 Songbook : 9780193373563 : 9780193373563

Bob Chilcott & David Blackwell : Carols for Choirs 5

Carols for Choirs 5 continues the tradition of its predecessors by providing a complete resource for choirs from Advent through to Epiphany. Featuring brand new carols and arrangements of classic tunes, the collection showcases the very best established and new names in choral composition today.

Songlist: A Heavenly Song, A little child there is yborn, A Patre Unigenitus, Adam lay ybounden, Away in a manger (UK tune), Away in a manger (US tune), Blest Mary wanders through the thorn, Candlelight Carol, Carol, Ding dong! merrily on high, Glory to the Christ Child, God rest you merry, gentlemen, Good King Wenceslas, Hark! the herald-angels sing, Hush! my dear, I saw a stable, I saw three ships, I sing of a maiden, In dulci jubilo, It came upon the midnight clear (UK tune), It came upon the midnight clear (US tune), Joy to the world!, Lo, how a Rose e'er blooming, Lullay, my liking, My Lord has Come, New Year, O come, all ye faithful, O come, O come, Emmanuel, O little town, Old Christmas Returned (or Hospitality Revived), and more

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Voicing: SATB | 5689b | Songbook | $19.95 | A Cappella


Bob Chilcott (Edited by) : Spirituals For Choirs : Mixed 5-8 Parts : 01 Songbook : 343537 3

Bob Chilcott (Edited by) : Spirituals For Choirs

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.

Songlist: All My Trials, Balm in Gilead, By an By, Deep River, Didn't It Rain, Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel?, Ev'ry Time I Feel The Spirit, Goin' Home to God, Go Tell It On The Mountain, I Got A Robe, I Want Jesus To Walk With Me, Joshua fit The Battle Of Jericho, Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen, Peter, Go Ring Them Bells, Steal Away, Surely He Died On Calvary, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Wade In The Water, Way Over In Beulah-lan', Were You There?

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Voicing: Mixed 5-8 Parts | 6702b | Songbook | $21.95 | Primarily a cappella


Bob Chilcott / Peter Hunt : An American Journey - 10 Songs for Youth Choirs : SAB : 01 Songbook : Bob Chilcott : 0193355728

Bob Chilcott / Peter Hunt : An American Journey - 10 Songs for Youth Choirs

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.

Songlist: Amazing Grace, Buffalo Gals, Erosion, El Gavilan (The Sparrowhawk), The Pessimist, Les Raftsmen, Senora Santa Ana, Take flight, Wanting Memories, Wayfarin' Strange

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Voicing: SAB | 5014b | Songbook | $10.95


Bob Chilcott / Peter Hunt : SongStream : SAB : 01 Songbook : Bob Chilcott : 0193435454

Bob Chilcott / Peter Hunt : SongStream

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.

Songlist: Aka-Tonbo, Blue Mountain River, Can You Hear Me?, Give Me Strength , How Can I Keep From Singing?, The Ribbon , Shake the Bottle, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Three Country Dances In One, With A Little Help From My Friends

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Voicing: SAB | 9363b | Songbook | $13.95 | Accompanied


Edited Bob Chilcott & Ken Burton : Christmas Spirituals For Choirs : Mixed 5-8 Parts : 01 Songbook : Bob Chilcott : 3435411

Edited Bob Chilcott & Ken Burton : Christmas Spirituals For Choirs

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.

Songlist: And His Name Shall be Called , Away in a Manger, Behold that Star , Children, go where I Send Thee , Go, tell it on the Mountain , Mary had a Baby , Mighty Wonder , Remember, O Thou Man , Rise up, shepherd, and Follow , Star of the Night , The Virgin Mary had a Baby Boy , Wasn't that a Mighty Day!

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Voicing: Mixed 5-8 Parts | 9035b | Songbook | $16.95 | A Cappella


Jussi Chydenius and Bob Chilcott : Sun, Moon, Sea, and Stars : SATB : 01 Songbook : 9780193388147 : 9780193388147

Jussi Chydenius and Bob Chilcott : Sun, Moon, Sea, and Stars

Drawing together two composers long associated with contemporary vocal music, Sun, Moon, Sea, and Stars presents eight original and exciting pieces by Bob Chilcott and Jussi Chydenius (of Rajaton fame). Setting celebrated American and English poetry, as well as specially-written texts by Chilcott, this collection examines themes of nature, the elements, eternity, and love. The timeless character of the words is explored through a wide range of popular musical styles, including rock grooves, reflective ballads, and exuberant encores. With a cappella and accompanied pieces, optional bass and drum kit parts, and a variety of SATB textures, Sun, Moon, Sea, and Stars provides an array of compelling concert material for today's audiences.

Songlist: Come back! , Tonight , My Heart's Friend , Deep in the night, Sun, Moon, Sea, and Stars , On a Windy Day , She walks in beauty , The Sound of the Sea

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Voicing: SATB | Performed by Rajaton | 9694b | Songbook | $13.50 | A Cappella


King's Singers : North American Folksongs : SATB divisi : 01 Songbook : 884088616304 : 1480330108 : 08753969

King's Singers : North American Folksongs

Bob Chilcott joined the King's Singers in 1987 and sang tenor in the group for 12 years while also serving as their primary arranger. This collection includes 8 favorite North American folksongs, now available for the first time in a single volume. Piano for rehearsal only.

Songlist: Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair, Feller From Fortune, The Gift To Be Simple, The Golden Variety, I Bought Me A Cat, L'Habitant De Saint Barbe, The Lazy Man, She's Like The Swallow

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Performed by King's Singers | 5707b | Songbook | $8.95 | A Cappella


King's Singers : Simple Gifts : SATB divisi : 01 Songbook : 884088262594 : 1423459024 : 08749091

King's Singers : Simple Gifts

Based on their Grammy Award-winning album, this compilation by The King's Singers features an eclectic collection of songs. A stunning variety of folksongs, spirituals and pop songs.

Songlist: Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair, Deep River, The Gift to Be Simple, Helplessly Hoping, I Love My Love, She's Always A Woman, The Turtle Dove, Valparaiso, When She Loved Me, You Are The New Day, You Can Close Your Eyes

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Performed by King's Singers | 8907b | Songbook | $8.95 | A Cappella | Companion CD Available


Individual Folios

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And I Love Her : SATB divisi : Bob Chilcott : Paul McCartney : Beatles : Songbook : 00221940 : 888680670047

Bob Chilcott : And I Love Hernew

Warm sounds of love her, love her, create a rich underlay for the solo and duet features in this stunning King's Singers arrangement of the Beatles' hit from 1964 in an exceptional arrangement by Bob Chilcott.

Arranger: Bob Chilcott | Composer: Paul McCartney Performed By: Beatles

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $2.15 | A Cappella | Companion CD Available |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00221940


All I Ask Of You : SATB : Bob Chilcott : Andrew Lloyd Webber : The Phantom of the Opera : Sheet Music : 08758500 : 073999585001

Bob Chilcott : All I Ask Of You

The King's Singers give special treatment to this Andrew Lloyd Webber classic from The Phantom of the Opera!

Arranger: Bob Chilcott | Composer: Andrew Lloyd Webber | Lyricist: Charles Hart | Musical: The Phantom of the Opera

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella | Companion CD Available |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08758500


And So It Goes : SATB : Bob Chilcott : Billy Joel : King's Singers : Sheet Music : 08758501 : 073999585018

Bob Chilcott : And So It Goes

One of the king'singers' most requested arrangements in a lush a cappella setting - Billy Joel's hit ballad arranged by Bob Chilcott.

Arranger: Bob Chilcott | Composer: Billy Joel Performed By: King's Singers

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella | Companion CD Available | video
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08758501


Catch a falling star : SSA : Bob Chilcott : Bob Chilcott : Sheet Music : 9780193355460 : 9780193355460

Bob Chilcott : Catch a falling star

This gentle and expressive setting of John Donne's 'Catch a falling star' once again demonstrates Chilcott's ability to 'get inside' a text. His wistful melody, varied vocal textures, and rich harmony combine with the poet's powerful imagery to create a setting of great beauty.

Composer: Bob Chilcott

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $3.25 | With Piano | Companion CD Available |
9780193355460


Even Such Is Time : SATB : Bob Chilcott : Bob Chilcott : Sheet Music : 9780193432086

Bob Chilcott : Even Such Is Time

A peaceful and uplifting meditation on death and the afterlife, with softly overlapping upper voices that weave a hypnotic texture over a gentle melody in the tenors and basses to magical effect.

Composer: Bob Chilcott

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.60 | A Cappella | Companion CD Available |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 9780193432086


Gifts for the Child of Winter : SATB divisi : Bob Chilcott : Bob Chilcott : Sheet Music : 9780193394711

Bob Chilcott : Gifts for the Child of Winter

This reflective winter carol features a prominent melody line, taken in two verses by the tenor soloist, which is supported by a gentle accompanying figure in the other voices. The minor tonality reflects the sentiments of the newly written text by Charles Bennett; while we can present temporary gifts for the child of winter, only his arrival will bring 'our summer without end'.

Composer: Bob Chilcott

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $3.25 | A Cappella | Companion CD Available |
9780193394711


Greensleeves : SATB : Bob Chilcott : King's Singers : Sheet Music : 08745824 : 073999458244

Bob Chilcott : Greensleeves

(Chilcott) SATB

Arranger: Bob Chilcott Performed By: King's Singers | Country: England

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.10 | Companion CD Available | video
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08745824


Home, Sweet Home : SATB : Bob Chilcott : Bob Chilcott : Sheet Music : 9780193433137 : 9780193433137

Bob Chilcott : Home, Sweet Home

Chilcott's fresh and simple arrangement has a touch of magic that makes it a perfect leave-taking concert item.

  • Well known and much loved text
  • Approachable SATB setting
  • Perfect encore material

Composer: Bob Chilcott

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.50 | A Cappella | Companion CD Available |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 9780193433137


I am the song : SATB : Bob Chilcott : Bob Chilcott : Sheet Music : 9780193433021 : 9780193433021

Bob Chilcott : I am the song

I am the song is an imaginatively-conceived showpiece setting a fine and thought-provoking poem by Charles Causley.

Composer: Bob Chilcott

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $3.85 | A Cappella | Companion CD Available |
9780193433021


In a Golden World : SATB : Bob Chilcott : Bob Chilcott : Sheet Music : 9780193395251

Bob Chilcott : In a Golden World

This is a peaceful and positive setting of words by Elizabeth Jennings from the poem 'Assurance beyond midnight'. The magical images that Jennings conjures as she reflects on her life are perfectly captured in Chilcott's music.

Composer: Bob Chilcott

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.90 | A Cappella | Companion CD Available |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 9780193395251


M.L.K. : SATB Divisi : Bob Chilcott : U2 : Sheet Music : 08740809 : 073999408096

Bob Chilcott : M.L.K.

The haunting song by U2, recorded on the King's singers 'Good Vibrations' album.

Arranger: Bob Chilcott Performed By: U2

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Voicing: SATB Divisi | Sheet Music | $1.95 | Companion CD Available | video
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08740809


Mairi's Wedding : SAB : Bob Chilcott : King's Singers : Sheet Music : 08740324 : 073999403244

Bob Chilcott : Mairi's Wedding

(King's Singers) SAB

Arranger: Bob Chilcott Performed By: King's Singers

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | Companion CD Available |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08740324


Making Waves : SSAA : Bob Chilcott : Bob Chilcott : Sheet Music : 9780193364981 : 9780193364981

Bob Chilcott : Making Waves

This piece was composed in honour of the centenary of Marconi's first trans-oceanic wireless signal. The theme of the work, sound waves, is evoked through overlapping phrases sung ad lib., and the music as a whole conjures up an air of mystery and romance which is sure to appeal to many choirs.

Composer: Bob Chilcott

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $3.25 | A Cappella | Companion CD Available |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 9780193364981


Penny Lane : SATTBB : Bob Chilcott : Paul McCartney : Beatles : Sheet Music : 08744712 : 073999507775

Bob Chilcott : Penny Lane

From the King's Singers' Beatles album, this arrangement has been one of the most requested by choir directors. The excellent writing of Chilcott breathes new life into this favorite.

Arranger: Bob Chilcott | Composer: Paul McCartney Performed By: Beatles

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Voicing: SATTBB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella | Companion CD Available |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08744712


She's Like the Swallow : SATB : Bob Chilcott : King's Singers : Sheet Music : 08744708 : 073999827484

Bob Chilcott : She's Like the Swallow

The haunting melody of this Canadian folk song is accented by a lyric vocal accompaniment. Perfect for large group or ensemble use.

Arranger: Bob Chilcott Performed By: King's Singers | Country: Canada

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.70 | A Cappella | Companion CD Available |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08744708


Shenandoah : SATB Divisi : Bob Chilcott : King's Singers : Sheet Music : 08740810 : 073999408102

Bob Chilcott : Shenandoah

One of the King'singers' most requested folksong settings. Available: SATB.

Arranger: Bob Chilcott Performed By: King's Singers

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Voicing: SATB Divisi | Sheet Music | $2.10 | Companion CD Available |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08740810


Song of the Crib : SATB divisi : Bob Chilcott : Bob Chilcott : Sheet Music : 9780193394476

Bob Chilcott : Song of the Crib

Setting a specially written text by Charles Bennett, this gentle lullaby reflects on the role of the animals and angels in the nativity, compelling us to follow their lead and create our own Christmas scene wherever we are. Chilcott's choral writing is characteristically warm and lush, with some divisi, and the singable melodies are shared between the parts. Song of the Crib features on the Naxos CD of Bob Chilcott's Christmas music, The Rose in the Middle of Winter.

Composer: Bob Chilcott

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $3.25 | A Cappella | Companion CD Available |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 9780193394476


Swansongs : SSAA : Bob Chilcott : Bob Chilcott : Sheet Music : 9780193432857 : 9780193432857

Bob Chilcott : Swansongs

These two enjoyable and easy songs use riddle texts from the 17th and 18th centuries that are both haunting and rich with imagery. Chilcott produces two charming and characterful miniatures that although simple, manifest a 'swanlike' dignity befitting their subject.

Composer: Bob Chilcott

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $2.90 | A Cappella | Companion CD Available |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 9780193432857


The Gift : SATB divisi : Bob Chilcott : King's Singers : Sheet Music : 08740326 : 073999403268

Bob Chilcott : The Gift

Available separately: SATB.

Arranger: Bob Chilcott Performed By: King's Singers

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $1.90 | A Cappella | Companion CD Available |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08740326


The Gift to Be Simple : SATB : Bob Chilcott : Sheet Music : 08740327 : 073999403275

Bob Chilcott : The Gift to Be Simple

From the King's Singers Edition Series, this beautiful arrangement is one of the King'singers favorite American folksong settings.Available separately: SATB, SSAA. Peformance Time: Approx. 2:20.

Arranger: Bob Chilcott | Country: United States

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | Companion CD Available |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08740327


The Gift to Be Simple : SSAA : Bob Chilcott : Sheet Music : 08740435 : 073999921908

Bob Chilcott : The Gift to Be Simple

From the King's Singers Edition Series, this beautiful arrangement is one of the King'singers favorite American folksong settings.Available separately: SATB, SSAA. Peformance Time: Approx. 2:20.

Arranger: Bob Chilcott | Country: United States

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $1.95 | Companion CD Available |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08740435


The Rose in the Middle of Winter : SSAATTBB : Bob Chilcott : Bob Chilcott : Sheet Music : 9780193370227 : 9780193370227

Bob Chilcott : The Rose in the Middle of Winter

This is a truly beautiful addition to the Christmas repertory, setting a specially commissioned poem by Charles Bennett. The flexible metre creates a sense of movement, while the luscious harmonies and often-homophonic textures provide an anchor to the choral writing. The Rose in the Middle of Winter will appeal to all mixed-voice choirs looking for a poignant centrepiece for a Christmas concert or service.

Composer: Bob Chilcott

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Voicing: SSAATTBB | Sheet Music | $3.85 | A Cappella | Companion CD Available |
9780193370227


The Shepherd's Carol : SATB : Bob Chilcott : Bob Chilcott : Sheet Music : 9780193432963 : 9780193432963

Bob Chilcott : The Shepherd's Carol

The text is a beautiful poem by Clive Sansom (1910-81) that narrates the experience of the shepherds, drawn by starlight to the baby Jesus. The lovely, poignant melody of folk-like simplicity is supported by languid and atmospheric harmonies. The effect is a sublime marriage of poetic imagery and music.

Composer: Bob Chilcott

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $3.25 | A Cappella | Companion CD Available |
9780193432963


This Old Man : SSAA : Bob Chilcott : King's Singers : Sheet Music : 08740330 : 073999029383

Bob Chilcott : This Old Man

A delightful traditional English nonsense song from the King'singers Edition series. Available: SSAA, 2-Part, ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 2:25.

Arranger: Bob Chilcott Performed By: King's Singers | Country: England

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $2.65 | Companion CD Available |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08740330


This Old Man : 2-Part : Bob Chilcott : King's Singers : Sheet Music : 08740986 : 073999409864

Bob Chilcott : This Old Man

A delightful traditional English nonsense song from the King'singers Edition series. Available: SSAA, 2-Part, ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 2:25.

Arranger: Bob Chilcott Performed By: King's Singers | Country: England

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.25 | Companion CD Available |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08740986


Two Friends : SATB : Bob Chilcott : Bob Chilcott : Sheet Music : 9780193512184

Bob Chilcott : Two Friends

This compact anthem for unaccompanied choir is the result of another successful collaboration between Bob Chilcott and the poet Charles Bennett. Well-crafted and tender melodic lines are shared between the 'two friends' to good effect.

Composer: Bob Chilcott

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.90 | A Cappella | Companion CD Available |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 9780193512184


Were you there? : SATB : Bob Chilcott : Bob Chilcott : Sheet Music : 9780193432901 : 9780193432901

Bob Chilcott : Were you there?

Chilcott's setting captures the mood of painful introspection that infuses this spiritual, in a way that few others have achieved. A truly moving response to a subtle but provocative text.

Composer: Bob Chilcott

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.50 | A Cappella | Companion CD Available |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 9780193432901


What sweeter music : SAATTBB : Bob Chilcott : Bob Chilcott : Sheet Music : 9780193391901

Bob Chilcott : What sweeter music

What sweeter music is an atmospheric setting of Robert Herrick's popular Christmas text. The carol opens with hushed, interweaving choral lines, creating a soft veil of sound that expands texturally and dynamically into an expressive central section. The sustained melodic interest in every part combines to create a gorgeous work that choirs will find a true pleasure to sing. What sweeter music will be included on a forthcoming CD by Commotio.

Composer: Bob Chilcott

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Voicing: SAATTBB | Sheet Music | $3.25 | A Cappella | Companion CD Available |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 9780193391901


Yesterday : SATB : Bob Chilcott : Paul McCartney : Beatles : Sheet Music : 08740433 : 073999404333

Bob Chilcott : Yesterday

(Lennon/McCartney/arr. Chilcott) SATB (divisi)

Arranger: Bob Chilcott | Composer: Paul McCartney Performed By: Beatles

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella | Companion CD Available |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08740433


You and Me : SATB : Bob Chilcott : Sheet Music : 9780193433199

Bob Chilcott : You and Me

You and Me comprises two expressive love songs, each exploring a different side of love. 'Brightness' is a rapturous hymn to a beloved, its gentle syncopations and flexible rhythms building to a passionate intensity before the piece ends with a final, wistful refrain. 'The Good Side of Me', with text by Elizabeth Jennings, employs colourful harmonies to tell of a more complex, uncertain love, before reaching an affirmative, peaceful end.

Arranger: Bob Chilcott

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | A Cappella | Companion CD Available |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 9780193433199

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