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Everyone Sang By Betty Roe
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A collection of 14 works by English Composer, Betty Roe for various choral forces including two for female voices. The settings include poems by Siegfried Sassoon (Everyone Sang), John Bishop (A... More > Moonlit Scene), Elizabeth Tynan (A Birth-night song), Marian Lines (Blue John) and Kenneth Graham (the carol from The Wind in the Willows). The collection has 5 Christmas-themed works including the 'Double Carols' where four familiar carols are combined with Marian Lines' Christmas verses to produce satisfying pieces that the audience can join in. The collection concludes with four substantial Psalm settings (Psalms 23, 24, 150 and 42/43), reflecting the Composer's work as a choral singer, conductor and church organist. All 14 works are in Betty Roe's characteristic, melodic style with plenty of variation to keep the attention of both the choir and audience.< Less
A Birth-night Song By Betty Roe
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A beautiful and atmospheric setting for SATB Choir. The Virgin Mary is singing a lullaby to the baby Jesus and explains that he will bring peace to mankind.
The Silver Hound and Other Songs By Betty Roe
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This volume contains solo vocal works and duets composed over the past 30 years and featured on the Métier Records CD, The Silver Hound and Other Songs by Betty Roe (MSV 28566). These songs... More > represent a late flowering of Roe’s compositional style for concert pieces, creating a natural melodic flow and her characteristic inclusion of elements from her popular music theatre and cabaret works into her art songs. The songs included are; In a Garden, Two Garden Songs, Magnificat, The Silver Hound, The Fair Singer, Three Songs for Graham, Three Hardy Conversations, The Life that I Have, Autumn's Legacy and Three Celtic Songs.< Less
Clarinet Trio By Betty Roe
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This delightful work for three Bb clarinets incorporates five popular tunes hinted at on the cover. This edition includes the score and parts that can be extracted for each performer. Duration 4... More > mins. Intermediate grade.< Less
Verities By Betty Roe
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Three songs for soprano voice and solo Bb clarinet. The poem of 'I am the great sun' was inspired by a Normandy crucifix of 1632. The title of the poem for 'Now' is 'On the death of a pupil'. In... More > the last song, the poet considers his life and mortality. These three meditations on morality are sparingly and delicately set in 1968 for the composer to perform herself.< Less
To Live Merrily By Betty Roe
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A setting of Robert Herrick's poem in praise of hedonism. For two soprano voices, flute, viola and piano. This jolly song includes a drunken interlude before a sober ending. This work could be... More > programmed with Betty Roe’s Herrick setting; Carolls to the King or Elizabeth Lutyens’ Three Songs to words by Dylan Thomas. With extractable parts for the instrumentalists.< Less
All in the Golden Afternoon By Betty Roe
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Solo song for soprano, flute, cello and piano. Lewis Carroll’s poem recalls the rowing expedition on which he first told the story of Alice's adventures underground. This work would form a... More > good prologue to a concert of Lewis Carroll settings or water themed songs or Ravel's Chansons Madécasses, which has the same instrumentation.< Less
Camulodunum Suite By Betty Roe
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Suite of four movements for Pipes or Recorders. This edition is for 4 or more recorder players (Descant, Treble, Tenor, Bass) with each of the parts dividing into two at times. Originally composed... More > for the Pipers' Guild. 1. Brisk March, 2. Andante, 3. Cakewalk and Slow Waltz, 4. Three Legged Jig. Evocative of the various aspects of Colchester and great fun to play.< Less
The Life That I Have By Betty Roe
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A setting of the World War II code poem featured in the Film "Carve her Name with Pride". For medium voice, flute or treble recorder and piano. This touching setting evokes the peace that... More > might be gained from love.< Less
An Irish Blessing By Betty Roe
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A beautiful setting of the anonymous 'May the road rise to meet you'. For children's choir (SSA), piano and violin. First performed by RTE Cor na nOg in St Anne's Church, Dawson Street Dublin on... More > 17 March 2015. The violin obbligato adds a wistful character to the piece.< Less