The circling year (1989)

A seasonal cycle


(Here we bring new water, from the well so clear)

...For Geoff and Judith Lane with gratitude and love. 'The Circling Year' was commissioned by the British Federation of Young Choirs...

Brown, Christopher (born in 1943) [Great Britain]

Text by Curnow, Allen (1911-2001) [New Zealand]
Blake, William (1757-1827) [Great Britain ; England]
Tennyson, Lord Alfred (1809-1892) [Great Britain]
Published by Chester Music Ltd. [Great Britain] , 1989
Ref. : CH55917  (68 p.)
Type of material: Vocal score
Text in: English
Epoque: 20th century (1980-1989)
Genre-Style-Form: Cantata
Mood of the piece: energetic ; reflective ; cheerful
Type of Choir: SATB (4 mixed voices)
Instrumentation: Orchestra (29 instrumental part(s))
Instruments: Flute (3) ; Oboe (2) ; Clarinet (2) ; Bassoon (2) ; Horn (4) ; Trumpet (3) ; Trombone (3) ; Tuba (1) ; Percussion (3) ; Timpani (1) ; Strings
Difficulty choir (incr.from 1 to 5): 2
Difficulty conductor (incr.from A to E): C
Tonality: tonal
Duration: 23.0 min.
Data about the life of the work: The cycle can be performed with keyboard only, and the 7 movements can be performed separately. Each movement is for a different combination of voices.