The Angel Gabriel

The Angel Gabriel - sampleThese familiar words have been given a very different treatment to that of the often-performed French carol. Scored for SATB choir with divisi, there is more of the sense of the drama of Gabriel’s annunciation – both the blaze of his appearance and a tenderness towards Mary.

The melodic material is largely constant between the verses, but with different textural and harmonic treatment, fitting the mood of the words.

Written as one of a set of Three Marian Carols, this is a challenging piece for an accomplished choir, and would suit both a dramatic slot in a carol service or a concert performance.

It received its world premiere in November 2016, during a Service of Lessons and Carols for Advent in St Paul’s Cathedral, London, Ontario, Canada.

In late 2017 it will be issued on an album of contemporary Christmas carols, by the exciting young chamber choir, Kantos, published by Prima Facie Records.

An idea of how it sounds can be heard in this synthesised representation via Sibelius 7:

 

The publication by Chromata Music is presented in A4 format, 8pp, printed on matt coated 135gsm paper.

Those who wish to perform the work also have the options of purchasing a licensed download from which they can make their own copies, or hiring copies from the publisher.

Purchase price:   1-4 copies: £1.60 each  /  5-15 copies: £1.44 each  /  16-30 copies: £1.36 each  /  31-50 copies: £1.28 each  /  51+ copies: £1.20 each

Download licence:   Up to 30 copies: £36   /  Up to 60 copies: £63  /  Up to 90 copies: £81           For larger numbers, please enquire

Hire price:  40p per copy for a four month period

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