Bethlehem Down is hugely indebted to Warlock’s interest in Tudor music, with the expressive dissonances one might find in Gibbons or Tallis. A beautiful, slow, dignified and evocative carol for mixed choir. The words are from a poem by Bruce Blunt and have been set to music by Peter Warlock. A Christmas carol written by a practising druid to a text by an alcohol-inspired poet Peter Warlock’s Bethlehem Down () is part of the.
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ChristmasWarlock Peter. Composition Year Genre Categories Carols ; Religious works ; For 4 voices ; For unaccompanied voices ; Scores featuring the voice ; Scores featuring the soprano voice ; Scores featuring the alto voice ; Scores featuring the tenor voice ; Scores featuring the bass voice ; English language ; For 2 violins, viola, cello arr ; For 4 players ; Scores featuring the violin ; Scores featuring the viola ; Scores featuring the cello.
Which he did in Whenever I hear Bethlehem Down in a carol service it always transports me to somewhere else, not in a religious way, but in some sort of otherworldly way where time stops and there is a moment of real contemplation.
Bethlehem Down Warlock, Peter Since this work was first published after with the prescribed copyright notice, it is unlikely that this work is public domain in the USA. The piece is a model of quiet, sustained homophony all the voices singing together dow there are no dynamics in the work, with the natural ebb and flow of the music providing the necessary contrast.
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And it is a masterpiece, in my opinion. On Being a Craftsman or Artist?
Bethlehem Down is full of the starlight, Winds for the spices, and stars for the gold, Mary for sleep, and for lullaby music Songs of a shepherd by Bethlehem fold.
Here He has peace and a short while for dreaming, Close huddled dwon to keep Him from cold, Mary for love, and for lullaby music Songs of a shepherd by Bethlehem fold.
Peter Warlock – Bethlehem Down SATB
Bethlehem Down (Warlock, Peter)
Retrieved from ” http: Since this work was first published after with the prescribed copyright notice, it is unlikely that warlocl work is public domain in the USA. Since then, Bethlehem Down has been sung with pious devotion, sometimes missing the irony in the text and the circumstances of its genesis.
Warlockk ; Religious works ; For 4 voices ; For unaccompanied voices ; Scores featuring the voice ; Scores featuring the soprano voice ; Scores featuring the alto voice ; Scores featuring the tenor voice ; Scores featuring the bass voice ; English language ; For 2 violins, viola, cello arr ; For 4 players ; Scores featuring the violin ; Scores featuring the viola ; Scores featuring the cello.
IMSLP does not assume any sort of legal responsibility or liability for the consequences of downloading files that are not in the public domain in your country. On Being a Composer — Part I: There is a vethlehem that goes with the composition of Bethlehem Down: Contents 1 Performances 1. Wednesday, 11 December Carol or non-carol? Though the piece might have been conceived with something more base in mind, Warlock and Blunt managed to create something sublime and timeless — a moment of real repose and reflection amongst the usual glorification and exultation of Christmas music.
Bethlehem Down SATB
I love this because the singing is so fresh, honest and direct. Peter Warlock — is one of bdthlehem most notorious British composers of the early Twentieth Century, more known for his louche lifestyle and forthright opinions then for his music.
So Warlock and Blunt duly obliged. Peter Warlock and Bruce Blunt were drinking companions, and broke. Woman, Behold Thy Son!
Bethlehem Down (Warlock, Peter) – IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library: Free Public Domain Sheet Music
I omitted the ornamentations and lyrics to give the strings more freedom with their performance. But then I remembered Bethlehem Down …. E-Mail will not be published required. Subscribe to comments feed.