BASS part from Bring home the bride

(Text from Epithalamion)

5 minutes
Other and Classical music

Written for a competition in 2016 of which the requirements were SATB choir, renaissance brass and an audience chorus, to be learned in one rehearsal. I chose a 16th century text to match the instruments. Spenser's "Epithalamion" is wonderful but extremely long, so I selected purple passages and gave it an appropriate title "Bring home the bride". There is a suitable ending (for the chorus) to each verse such as "To which the woods shall answer / And their echo ring" though it varies a little each time.

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