Friday, October 24, 2014
Other Stanton's Categories
 
There Is No Rose (Sss)
Add to Wishlist

There Is No Rose (Sss)

Sheet Music
Voicing/Format 3 Part
Composer Britten, Benjamin
Publisher Boosey & Hawkes Inc

Price: $1.95

Catalog #48009017

UPC code: 073999458732

Unavailable for Digital Delivery

Text: anon.

Publisher: Boosey & HawkesDifficulty level: 3The Ceremony of Carols is one of Britten's best-known and most-performed works. It is a brilliantly conceived and dramatic concert work which sees the voices process to their places singing unaccompanied plainsong and, at the end, processing out again to the same chant. These movements can also be accompanied but strictly only if the voices do not process. The final Alleluia can be repeated as many times as necessary to get the singers to and from their destination.

The carols are for three-part children's voices (though, of course they can be sung by female adults as well) and they form a two-part work around a central Interlude for harp which is based on the plainsong from the Procession. Variety is the key word here as all the carols have such individual identities. The forthright Wolcum Yole!, the deliciously lyrical There is no Rose, the swinging Balulalow, the fiery and dramatic This little Babe all contribute to a work which is a feast of discovery throughout. Lovely solos and duos add further colour and the harp part, an inspired choice of accompaniment, enriches, colours and surrounds the voices with its pictorial musical imagery. If anything shows Brittens genius for writing for voices it must be this work.

The challenges here are in creating a real equality between voice parts, fielding a confident pair of soloists, and making the most of the wonderfully colourful poems Britten has chosen

Today's News
  • Have a “Jolly Jingling” Christmas!

    Have a “Jolly Jingling” Christmas!

    Feature your elementary choir this winter with one of these great octavos, as featured on Stanton’s Elementary General Music Clinic with Sharon Burch: Goldfish Christmas by Alan Billingsley What child has not wanted a puppy for Christmas? This original novelty... Read More ›

  • Stanton’s Spotlight – String Riffs

    Stanton’s Spotlight – String Riffs

    String Riffs Recommended by Dan Clark, Orchestral Music Specialist String Riffs is written by Karen Koger (a former Stanton’s employee!) who earned her bachelor’s degree at The Ohio State University and her master’s degree in cello performance pedagogy from Arizona... Read More ›

Visit Jukebox

Stanton's Jukebox is a specialized "wish list" that allows directors to research purchases, arrange concert programs, create personalized URLs, compare scores study and forward playlists to your students.