There are good reasons for attributing the anonymous La canzona che volete to Agostino Steffani (1654–1728): not only is the chamber duet the form by which the Italian composer was best known, but the humorous text is redolent of his wit. This is a highly accomplished piece, displaying effortless counterpoint in the duet movement and technical ingenuity in the two solos, which are built on related ground basses.Read more
Emma Brown’s setting of ‘Sweet was the Song’, simple yet utterly compelling, captures the Renaissance character of the text while imparting a fresh, modern twist. Suitable for choirs both professional and amateur, it would make a beautiful addition to a Christmas concert or carol service, as well as providing a touching moment of spiritual reflection during Midnight Mass.
Composer:Emma Brown Publication date: November 2019 Instruments: SATB a cappella Format: vocal score Duration:c.3' Pages: 4 ISMN: 979 0 708146 99 5 Code:HH488.CHS Price: £1.70 More information
Den lille danserinnen (‘The Little Ballerina’) evokes a charming, gracious, light-footed dancer, while Nocturne makes the piano sing in the romantic tradition. Both these delightful short pieces would be ideal encores!
Composer:Christian Hartmannn Publication date: April 2016 Instruments: Piano Format: Performing score Duration:c.4' Pages: iii/4 ISMN: 979 0 708146 15 5 Code: HH398.SOL Price: £7.95 More information