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NO NOISE NOR SILENCE BUT ONE EQUAL MUSIC
Who is my neighbour? [STUDY SCORE] By Antony Pitts
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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
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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
Woestijntocht met Maarten By Marguerite Jonckheere-Renard
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Marguerite Jonckheere-Renard is arts en dermatoloog. Zij is moeder van drie kinderen waarvan twee met een handicap. Ondanks een zeer moeilijke start is het haar samen met haar man Boudewijn gelukt... More > een warm, liefdevol gezinsleven te leiden. De opvoeding en begeleiding van deze kinderen werd hun levenswerk. Zij werden daarbij geholpen door familie, vrienden en talrijke vrijwilligers. Samen met andere ouders stonden zij aan de wieg van de zelfhulpgroep VVA (Vlaamse Vereniging Autisme) en de hulpverlening in Vlaanderen. Het neerschrijven in dit dagboek was een grote steun bij het aanvaarden en leven met het autisme van haar zoon Maarten.  Als vierjarige gedroeg hij zich als een wild dier.  Hij sprak niet, zei geen mama, papa, ja of nee.  Kon de ijskast leegeten.  Klom en liep op muren en daken.  Leefde geheel afgesloten in een eigen wereldje geobsedeerd door alles wat draaide.  Een oprecht en open verhaal dat begon in 1969, een tijd toen nauwelijks iets over autisme bekend was.< Less
Pie Jesu (Prayer of the Heart) By Antony Pitts
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Part of a substantial Requiem setting inspired by the death of Alexander Litvinenko ('Requiem for the Time of the End'), this movement combines the standard text of the Pie Jesu with the Orthodox... More > Prayer of the Heart - "Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner" - and is dedicated to the memory of conductor and scholar David Trendell. It was first performed by the Choir of King's College, London under Gareth Wilson in 2015 and has been recorded by Delphian Records for release in 2016.< Less
They shall awake By Antony Pitts
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A virtuoso setting of famous words by John Donne "no noise nor silence but one equal music" in their original context - from A Sermon Preached at White-hall, February 29, 1627/8. ... More > Commissioned by the Cheltenham Music Festival for first performance in July 2013 by the Choir of Royal Holloway, this 10-minute motet for SATB soli (ideally in a gallery) and SSAATTBB chorus is the coda to the composer's extensive Requiem inspired by the death of Alexander Litvinenko.< Less
In the year that King Uzziah died By Antony Pitts
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A modern prelude and fugue for organ (manuals and pedals), written in response to the vision of Isaiah: “In the year that King Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and... More > lifted up, and his train filled the temple. Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain did he fly. And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory. And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke.” (Isaiah 6:1-4) Duration: c.4'30" performance by Charles Cole: http://antonypitts.com/WORKS/ORGAN%20MUSIC/In%20the%20year%20that%20King%20Uzziah%20died%20(096)/ItytKUd.mp3< Less
Jerusalem-Yerushalayim full score By Antony Pitts
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An oratorio for our times. The city of Jerusalem has a complex, multi-layered history stretching back thousands of years, and continues today to be the literal and symbolic focus of many, often... More > conflicting, aspirations. This oratorio traces the outlines of the Biblical story of the city through twelve windows or snapshots in which Jerusalem is either the subject or the background. The libretto is based as closely as possible (given the limitations of English translation, the transliterations of ancient Hebrew, and the musical setting itself) on texts from the Tanakh or Old Testament – texts which are both historical and prophetic, full of archetypes and resonances, and are at the same time about real people with their dreams, tragedies, and hopes. Ultimately, the story is a universal one of hope that extends from these Semitic roots to a vision of lasting peace for all people.< Less
Gloria in canon By John Dunstaple
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A version of John Dunstaple (Dunstable)'s 4-part canonic Gloria, arranged by Antony Pitts after Margaret Bent’s edition in Plainsong and Medieval Music 5 (1996), 45-67. The putative canonic... More > tenor parts added to this performing version for the Naxos recording 8.557341 by TONUS PEREGRINUS.< Less
The I AM Sayings of Jesus By Antony Pitts
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Eight motets as recorded by TONUS PEREGRINUS on Hyperion CDA67668, and now available in this beautiful printed edition for all good choirs and vocal ensembles. The cycle is framed by 'Before Abraham... More > was, I AM' and 'I AM Alpha and Omega', and in-between are the seven sayings from John’s Gospel: 'I AM the Bread of Life', 'I AM the Resurrection and the Life', 'I AM the Light of the World', 'I AM the Way, the Truth, and the Life', 'I AM the True Vine', and 'I AM the Door – I AM the Good Shepherd'. Each motet is for a different number of voices (from 1 to 8), and focuses on a different melodic interval; there is a common harmonic core to the cycle and an exploration of related rhythmic and structural ratios. Each piece can be performed separately, or any number of them in any order. Cover image: The Burning Bush by Blandine van Noordt-Grauer (http://paintings-blandine.voila.net/).< Less
Amen, Amen By Antony Pitts
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Arranged for two pianos from the double-choir motet Amen (recorded by TONUS PEREGRINUS on Seven Letters and other sacred music, Hyperion CDA67507), this serene and monolithic piece goes some way... More > towards expressing the acceptance of and agreement with the eternal will of God.< Less