large singing orchestra or large orchestra and chorus
Chorus with Orchestra/Ensemble, Full Orchestra
Sumer is Icumen In / Anon. - words speculated to be by W. de Wycombe, mid 13th century Tallis Canon / Thomas Ken - c.1674 (Eng)
2 picc.2.2.2 ca.2.2 ebcl.2 bcl.2.2 cbsn - 4.3.3.btrbn.1 - timp (2) - perc(4): I: 2 tgl (large, small)/whip/3 susp.cym (small, medium, large)/sistrum/snare drum/siz.cym/2 roto-toms (large, small)/finger cyms (pair) II: finger cyms/glass chimes/5 t.bells (low F#, A, B)/BD/hi-hat/thunder sheet (large) III: glsp/5 IV: cyms (small, medium, large)/bass t.bells (low F#, A, B)/BD/mar/bongos/finger cyms - 2 harp - strings

Commissioned by the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

First Performance
6.8.15, Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape, Suffolk, UK: National Youth Orchestra

Full score, choral score and parts for hire

Programme Notes

Re-greening loosely follows a cycle, a Shamanic Wheel of the Year; a system with an ancient, nature-based mythology. Endless refrains, woven out of intricate, inter-connecting segments combine to form a kind of musical forest. Much of the surface music is playful, yet punctuated by explosions of new growth, rising from below, in a celebration of Spring. Bursts of sound often announce new permutations of colour and texture; like a parade of windows, framing the cycles of forest life. Made from found material; two old English melodies can be heard in their original form, drifting through the work as if on a gentle breeze. Tansy Davies

Licensing Information

News & Reviews

Site Search

Newsletter sign-up

Submit your email address here to receive the latest news and special offers from Faber Music

Score Availability

It is possible in certain circumstances to purchase some scores direct from the Hire Library, even if advertised as available only for hire.

Please Contact the Hire Library:
Tel: +44 (0)1279 828907 / 8

Take a look

Carl Vine

One of Australia’s most celebrated composers, Carl Vine is respected internationally for his individual,...

read more