4-Part Double Chant for Upper Voices

Composer
Year of composition
1994
Lyricist
none
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
1 minute
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Choir
Instrumental parts
Not available

My 4-Part Double Chant for Upper Voices was composed in November 1994, following a Choral Evensong in St.George's, Belfast by the Armagh Girl Singers. They sang a well-known chant in unison with organ accompaniment. I realised that I had never come across an Anglican chant in 4-part harmony for just sopranos and altos. I subsequently composed one. It could also work one octave down for tenors and basses or with full choir with the bass down the octave, or even antiphonally or completely doubled in an 8-part choir.

Updated to Sibelius 5 on 13.12.2008

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