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035 Lament for Bobbie Shafto John Reeman  
  SSAA and Piano        

John Reeman combines two well known folk songs, "Bobbie Shafto" and "Early One Morning" in an attractiveb settings showing ingenuity and gentle humour.

    ISMN M708017-34-9 10 copies for £10.50  
035 Scarborough Fair Traditional arr. Peter Young  
    An attractive setting of this well-known folk song. A piano part is provided for rehearsal purposes. (8pp.)  
  Duration c.3 minutes. 
  ISMN M708017-35-6 10 copies for £10.50  
022 Haworth Moor, Op.110 Arthur Butterworth  
  SATB and piano          

In 1969 Butterworth had set poems of Emily Brontë in 'Night Wind' but then rarely ventured into the field of choral music. Here, thirty years later he returns to the world of the Brontë sisters which has always fascinated and inspired him. The choral writing is imaginative and passionate, and an important role for the piano adds to the colour and drama of the work.

  Duration c.16 minutes. Multiple copies are available for hire p.o.a.  
  ISMN M708017-22-6
Vocal score (48pp.) £7.95  
169 This World John Hawkins  
  Look inside Choir and two trumpets        

The composer was inspired to write 'This World' whilst working at Thames & Hudson with the poet and Blake scholar Kathleen Raine on her book about William Blake ‘The Human Face of God: William Blake and the Book of Job’. It was her passion for Blake that suggested this and several other pieces including ‘Urizen’ (viola and piano), ‘Fuzon’ (String Quartet) and ‘Rintrah Roars’ (voice, harp and piano ).

‘This World’ was commissioned and first performed by the choir ‘Cryes of London’ and subsequently broadcast by the BBC Singers. It is scored for choir, with two soprano soloists and two trumpets.

Duration c.12 minutes.
  Multiple copies of the choral score are available for hire. .
  ISMN M708027-64-5 Trumpet part
Vocal Score (21pp.)
£ 2.50
187 The Unknown Bird John Hawkins  
Look inside Three poems by Edward Thomas for baritone, flute, viola and harp

Like the Touch of Rain – Out in the Dark – The Unknown Bird


John Hawkins has long been attracted by the poetry of Edward Thomas and first set these three poems in the 1970's. They were first performed in 1980 by Richard Fallas (baritone) with Alison Miles (flute), Diana Burrell (viola) and Jane Lister (harp).

This short song cycle is much enhanced by the imaginative chamber music setting and was recently revised for this edition.

Duration c. 10 minutes

ISMN M708027-67-6 Score
Score and parts
115 Voices from the Sea John Hawkins  
  Tenor and String orchestra        
    An impressive setting of poems by six Merchant Seamen … "in which sailors reflect on their feelings when at sea – loneliness at night, longing for home and the often harsh realities of a sailor’s life … vividly translated into music, in turn dreamy, sad, dramatic or bittersweet, in which the sea, as in Britten’s Peter Grimes, is always present." Hugh Culot (MusicWeb 12/03)
Voices from the Sea has been recorded on CD – see below.

Duration c.20 minutes.

  ISMN M708027-31-7 115 Study score £14.50  
115cd  Voices from the Sea and other pieces John Hawkins Top
  Tenor and String orchestra  
    Martin Hill - Tenor
Divertimenti conducted by Anthony Pay
    Nancy Ruffer (flute)
Christopher O'Neal (oboe)
Sian Philipps (violin)
Yuko Inoue, Paul Silverthorne (violas)
Gemma Rosefield (cello)
Duncan McTier (double bass)
Kathron Sturrock (piano)

Also includes
Variations for Piano • Waiting (Tango) for viola and Bass • Brief Encounters for Flute and Bass
Worlds Apart for Double Bass and Piano • Shadows for Viola, Bass and Piano
Disturbed Nights for Oboe • Gesturesfor two Violas • Quietus for String Trio

      Meridian CDE84496   £12.00  
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