Author Spotlight
NO NOISE NOR SILENCE BUT ONE EQUAL MUSIC
The Eton Choirbook By Walter Lambe et al.
Paperback: $15.81
Ships in 3-5 business days
Music from the Eton Choirbook - a giant 500 year-old manuscript from Eton College Chapel, and one of the greatest surviving glories of pre-Reformation England. This volume of selected performing... More > editions by Antony Pitts is designed for competent choirs and vocal ensembles and is published to accompany the TONUS PEREGRINUS recording on Naxos 8.572840 (released: August 2012). Featuring the earliest polyphonic Passion by a named composer - Richard Davy's St Matthew Passion, two heartrending motets for five and six voices - Walter Lambe's Nesciens mater and John Browne's Stabat mater dolorosa, two thrilling settings of the Magnificat - by Hugh Kellyk and William Stratford, capped by Robert Wylkynson's extraordinary canon in 13 parts, Jesus autem transiens (the original score is pictured on the back cover).< Less
Hymns and Songs of the Church [LARGE FORMAT] By Antony Pitts et al.
Paperback: $14.48
Ships in 3-5 business days
Glenn Gould: "I always said the most fascinating beautiful little piece in all of music is a hymn by Orlando Gibbons, by the name Thus Angels Sang. I couldn’t count the times I’ve... More > let these bars wander through my mind, or how often I’ve played them on the piano..." Gibbons’ exquisite tunes and rock-solid basslines for the first English hymnbook, Hymnes and Songs of the Church (published by George Wither with his hymn-texts in 1623), were written to be sung and played both at home and in church. In this practical and adventurous collection for choirs of all sizes and abilities (and accompanying the acclaimed TONUS PEREGRINUS recording on Naxos 8.557681), Gibbons' music has been realized by Antony Pitts and Alexander L’Estrange in a variety of styles, interleaved with new English hymns by themselves and two more Pitts brothers - James and John, and arranged in eight sequences following the Church’s liturgical year, each capped with a different Amen.< Less
Who is my neighbour? [STUDY SCORE] By Antony Pitts
Paperback: $10.75
Ships in 3-5 business days
Who is my neighbour? is a new musical presentation of the Biblical story of the Good Samaritan - in which the characters of the original parable are fused with mythical and musical elements from Arab... More > and Jewish cultural history. Written by the British composer Antony Pitts specially for the joint forces of Dal'ouna and Fifth Quadrant as part of the Road to Jericho project, and premiered at Spitalfields in 2011, Who is my neighbour? combines ritualized movement with musical gestures and colours from both Western and Middle Eastern sources. A recording made under the direction of the composer during an Aldeburgh residency in the Kiln Studio, Snape will be available in due course. A recording of the violin-viola duo Neighbours? with narration by the composer's son is available from iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/road-to-jericho-neighbours/id422140854. Photograph of the road to Jericho by Ian Dingle: www.iandingle.com.< Less
Who is my neighbour? [FULL SCORE - COLOUR] By Antony Pitts
Paperback: $36.11
Ships in 3-5 business days
Who is my neighbour? is a new musical presentation of the Biblical story of the Good Samaritan - in which the characters of the original parable are fused with mythical and musical elements from Arab... More > and Jewish cultural history. Written by the British composer Antony Pitts specially for the joint forces of Dal'ouna and Fifth Quadrant as part of the Road to Jericho project, and premiered at Spitalfields in 2011, Who is my neighbour? combines ritualized movement with musical gestures and colours from both Western and Middle Eastern sources. A recording made under the direction of the composer during an Aldeburgh residency in the Kiln Studio, Snape will be available in due course. A recording of the violin-viola duo Neighbours? with narration by the composer's son is available from iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/road-to-jericho-neighbours/id422140854. Photograph of the road to Jericho by Ian Dingle: www.iandingle.com. In this full score edition quartertones are printed in colour.< Less
St Pancras Canticles (Te Deum, Magnificat, Nunc dimittis - a5) By Antony Pitts
Paperback: $11.33
Ships in 3-5 business days
Commissioned by and first performed at the London Festival of Contemporary Church Music, and broadcast on BBC Radio 3's Choral Evensong, these virtuosic 5-part settings of the Te Deum, the... More > Magnificat, and the Nunc Dimittis by British composer Antony Pitts are suited for liturgical and concert performance.< Less
Missa Unitatis By Antony Pitts
Paperback: $14.15
Ships in 3-5 business days
The first new mass setting to have been commissioned by the Illustre Lieve Vrouwe Broederschap (founded in 's-Hertogenbosch in 1318) in almost 500 years, and as such resonates strongly with the... More > sound, aesthetic, and intention of its noble forebears. Inspired by the Brotherhood's uniquely balanced membership - precisely as many Protestants as Roman Catholics (thus acknowledging the Church's need for unity while simultaneously exposing the present lack of it) - this 'Mass of Unity' is designed to be performed by two choirs separately and/or together. Somewhat in the tradition of Ockeghem's Missa Prolationum and Missa Cuiusvis toni, the conceit is that there exists an invisible source - an original score - of which the two versions are radically different editions, thus playing with the tension between intention and interpretation, original and modern notation. The musical magic is that these two versions can also be sung together. The difficulty level varies between movements from moderate to virtuosic.< Less
DIATESSARON - The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John By St Matthew et al.
Paperback: List Price: $14.08 $8.45 | You Save: 40%
Ships in 3-5 business days
Following an ancient tradition of trying to harmonize the Gospels on the printed page, this "diatessaron" (Greek for "out of four") brings together a retired tax-collector, a... More > travelling preacher, a literary doctor and a visionary teacher to tell side-by-side their versions of the last 24 hours of the life of Jesus of Nazareth - from the Last Supper in an upper room in Jerusalem to the hurried burial in a tomb guarded by the occupying forces in 1st-century Israel - and the even more extraordinary aftermath. Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John (in a variety of English translations: Hebrew Names Version, King James Version, Douai-Rheims Bible, New International Version) each add to a complex historical account of Christ’s Passion, evoking the meaning-laden locations of Gethsemane, Gabbatha and Golgotha; interweaving themes of tradition and betrayal, blasphemy and justice, rejection and sacrifice; and ever since inspiring art, music, and people across the globe.< Less
Christe, der du bist Tag und Licht By Antony Pitts
Paperback: $7.07
Ships in 3-5 business days
The Orgelbüchlein Project (http://www.orgelbuechlein.co.uk/) is a long-term project to complete the unfinished portion of J S Bach’s collection known as Orgelbüchlein (Little Organ... More > Book). The project has been conceived by the organist William Whitehead, and will involve collaboration from composers all round the world. The eventual goal is publication and recording of the ‘complete’ Orgelbüchlein, a twenty-first century act of homage to Bach, containing a range of new pieces from beginner’s level to recital standard. This dazzling chorale prelude is Antony Pitts's contribution to the project.< Less
Jerusalem-Yerushalayim [ALBUM BOOKLET - SOUVENIR EDITION] By Antony Pitts et al.
Paperback: List Price: $10.50 $5.78 | You Save: 45%
Ships in 3-5 business days
Jerusalem-Yerushalayim (http://www.musicdna.info/work.aspx?ID=78605), the oratorio-musical by English composer Antony Pitts - programme note, synopsis, complete libretto, composer profile, &... More > ensemble biographies (please note: no audio is included in this purchase) in a beautiful booklet. This souvenir edition large-format album booklet is designed to accompany the world premiere recording by TONUS PEREGRINUS, Londinium, Tiffin Boys' Choir, and Aldeburgh Young Musicians, and contains stunning black and white photography by Ian Dingle (www.iandingle.com) of the recording sessions and from Jerusalem itself. The cover art includes the painting Het Nieuwe Jeruzalem by Blandine van Noordt-Grauer (paintings-blandine.voila.net). The double album (catalogue number 1EMJ2O) is released by 1equalmusic on 29 July 2013 and the audio will be available digitally - as a separate purchase - via the Hyperion website: http://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_1EMJ2O&vw=dc< Less
Bring us, O Lord God By Antony Pitts, John Donne, Eric Milner-White
Paperback: $7.91
Ships in 3-5 business days
This SATB anthem is a setting of a prayer after John Donne - adapted from A Sermon Preached at White-hall, February 29, 1627/8. The composer's setting of John Donne's original text 'They shall... More > awake' is distilled into a lyrical four-part motet, written in celebration of the baptism of HRH Prince George of Cambridge. Duration: 3'30"< Less