Preces and Responses - Gareth Hemmings

Duration: 5'15"
Ensemble: Trebles or upper voices unaccompanied
Grading: Medium/Difficult
CMP210 Full score £1.50

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Written for the girls of Polyphonic, the Chapel Choir of Old Palace of John Whitgift School, these responses scored for unaccompanied SSA choir are melodic, exploiting expressive dissonance between the upper voice parts. These responses are a popular part of the choir's repertoire and have been performed in Croydon Minster, Worcester Cathedral, St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Southwark Cathedral and Winchester Cathedral.