Love (from Lights, Stories, Noise, Dreams, Love and Noodles)
Scored for: SATB, mixed children’s choirs and piano
Duration: 4 minutes
Other Info: Love is a movement from Lights, Stories, Noise, Dreams, Love and Noodles, a collaboration between composer Will Todd and one of the UK’s most celebrated children’s authors Michael Rosen. Commissioned by The Bach Choir, this work was premiered at Westminster Central Methodist Hall on 17 June 2016 and conducted by David Hill in its fully orchestrated version (details below).
Michael Rosen describes this 25 minute cantata as:
“Echoes, memories, pictures and sounds of a city: and the words and music that spring from it all.”
The complete work is scored for: SATB, Youth Chamber Choir (up to 2 parts), Main Youth Choir (mainly unison – with occasional groupings), Drum Kit, Percussion [bass drum, tambourine, cymbals, suspended scaffolding bar, high drum, bell tree (mark tree) tam tam, shaker], Bass and Piano.