Preces and Responses 3rd set - Benjamin Costello

Duration: 2'15"
Ensemble: SAATBB unaccompanied
Grading: Easy
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Composed in 2011 for the Thames Philharmonic Choir and their Director John Bate. The Choir enjoys choral residencies at many of England's major cathedrals. The setting was designed to be sung in spaces such as these, but also works in more intimate locations, and with fewer singers; one to a part would be just as effective. The soprano line is very manageable, likewise the various divisi sections, and the priest/cantor part is also very straightforward. The harmony is rich and expressive, with vivid contrasts throughout in drama and subtlety.