Man Unkind

Scored for: SATB, cymbals, harp and strings
Level: Medium
Duration: 5 minutes

Other Info:  Originally written as a movement for soprano soloist in the oratorio St Cuthbert (1995), Man Unkind is also available as a separate scored for SATB, strings and harp and recorded was by Tenebrae on the CD The Call of Wisdom.

With libretto by Ben Dunwell the large scale 80 minute oratorio St Cuthbert is based on the life of the famous Northumbrian Saint, St Cuthbert and was written to celebrate the millennium of the Diocese of Durham (995-1995).  The complete work St Cuthbert was recorded by the Hallé  Orchestra and received critical acclaim. 

“Todd has an extraordinary command of the gestural language of oratorio . . . he has an impressive melodic gift and uses it to excellent effect.” Ivan Moody/ International Record Review / 2003

Man unkind, what mercy shall you find when you are tried?
Man, have mercy.
Your Saviour’s face was shown from heav’n above
to teach us that the grace of man is love.
Poor mankind, what mercy shall you find when you are tried?
Let hatred be forgotten and anger cease.
So may you rise as angels and at peace.


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Vocal Score ISMN 9790570701384, Catalogue number TP701384
Full Score ISMN 9790570701391 Catalogue number TP701391
Instrumental Parts ISMN 9790570701407, Catalogue number TP701407
Instrumental parts: cym, hrp, solo vln, 2 vln, vla, vc, cb (4,3,2,3,2)


For customers outside the UK - PDFs of this title with a licence to print a single copy are available below. The printed vocal score of this title is distributed worldwide by Edition Peters.

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