Songs of Renewal Choral Suite (Vocal Score)

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Scored for: SSAATTBB
Level: More Challenging
Duration: 13 minutes

Songs of Renewal is currently being prepared for publication by Boosey and Hawkes and will be available soon. 
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Chorale from Songs of Renewal is also available as a separate. Please contact us for details.

Other Info: Will Todd’s Songs of Renewal, commissioned by Benjamin Goodson and Bath Camerata in 2018, is a choral suite in three movements. Reflecting the composer’s interests in jazz, the opening movement, ostensibly a quasi-improvisation, is essentially a set of variations on the words “me renovare” (‘renew me’) in E minor. The central slow movement is a setting of the poem Return Again by Andrew Motion, words written for the 2007-08 St Martin-in-the-Fields arts programme in London. Motion’s theme of rebirth becomes the mesmeric refrain (“Fare well, return again”) in which the text is chanted repeatedly in the manner of a mantra. The last movement, Chorale, again uses words by the composer in a largely stanzaic structure in which nature’s renewal is paralleled with that of human spiritual transformation symbolised by the serene tranquillity of the conclusion.

Recorded by Bath Camerata on the album Songs of Renewal for SOMM recordings (SOMMCD 0195)

  1. Me Renovare (Renew Me) (3:57)
  2. Return Again (5:30)
  3. Chorale (3:23)

Songs of Renewal is currently being prepared for publication by Boosey and Hawkes and will be available soon. 
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Chorale from Songs of Renewal is also available as a separate. Please contact us for details.

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Vocal Score: ISMN 9790570701117
Catalogue Number: TP701117
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