The Second Coming SSATB

Composer
Full details...
page one of The Second Coming  SSATB

Which method of viewing music should I use?

Score Exchange has two methods to display previews of music: seView which uses regular html and javascipt and the Scorch plug-in from Avid which needs to be downloaded and installed onto your computer. Both have advantages and disadvantages:

seView

seView, is the most compatible option. You should be able to view music on all modern web browsers including most mobile devices. Even if your device does not support javascript you should still be able to preview at least page one of the music.

You do not need to install any additional software to use seView.

Scorch

Scorch is a free plug-in from Avid for displaying and printing music. It can also play the music that you're seeing. As modern web browsers are updated, Scorch is no longer compatible with many browsers. Scorch has never been compatible with mobile devices and some web browsers on Mac computers.

If your web browser does not install Scorch automatically, you can click here to download and install scorch manually.

Static preview

The static preview shows a basic image of the first page.

Interactive preview

The interactive preview also shows a preview of the first page, but it's a bit slower to load. The preview is displayed using the Sibelius Cloud Publishing technology from Avid. With most scores, this technology will provide a higher quality preview, as well as being able to switch to full screen mode and also play the displayed music to you.

Printing after purchase

After you have purchased this item the Cloud Publishing technology is utilised to provide the printing mechanism for the music. As such, we recommend checking that the Interactive Preview displays correctly on your device before committing to a purchase.

Full details

Yeats’s powerful poem is thought to have emerged out of the slaughter of the First World War. Some, however, see in it things yet to come. It is a poem that has often been selectively quoted at moments of crisis in Irish politics, although argument still continues as to the exact meaning of phrases such as "the ceremony of innocence is drowned" or "the centre cannot hold". Yet those phrases, and many others in the poem, strike a target deep in the Irish psyche. The composer has always been deeply affect by the last line…"slouches to Bethlehem to be born."

It seemed appropriate to him at this time, when millenarianism is on the rise, and as the poem emerges into the public domain, to set down his musical thoughts in the matter, including a distorted quotation of a phrase from the traditional carol, ’O Little Town of Bethlehem’. The atmosphere is of building tension and fear, and the piece is probably more suited to a larger chamber choir. There may be a case for assigning the upper Soprano line to a soloist.


Score ID
98634
Composer
Year of composition
2010
Lyricist
W.B.Yeats
Difficulty
Difficult (Grades 7+)
Duration
5 minutes
Instrumentation
Choir
Genre
Classical music
Licensing

For anything not permitted by the above licence then you should contact the publisher first to obtain permission.

Reviews of The Second Coming SSATB

Sorry, there's no reviews of this score yet. Please .

You might also like...