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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Bethlehem Down In Dm
On Being a Craftsman or Artist? Comments 0 Leave a comment. Work Title Bethlehem Down Alt ernative. Since this work earlock first published after with the prescribed copyright notice, it is unlikely betlhehem this work is public domain in the USA.
Bethlehem Down SATB
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. Since then, Bethlehem Down has been sung with pious bethkehem, sometimes missing the irony in the text and the circumstances of darlock genesis.
Peter Warlock and Bruce Blunt were drinking companions, and broke. 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.
Subscribe to comments feed. Which he did in 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.
I love this because the singing is so fresh, honest and direct. So Warlock and Blunt duly obliged. Peter Warlock — is one of the most notorious British composers of the early Twentieth Century, more known for his louche lifestyle and forthright opinions then for his music.
Here He has peace and a short while for dreaming, Close huddled oxen to keep Him from cold, Mary for love, and for lullaby music Songs of a shepherd by Bethlehem fold.
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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.
The piece is bethoehem model of quiet, sustained homophony all the voices singing together — there are no dynamics in the work, with the natural ebb and flow of the music providing the necessary contrast. 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 bethldhem ; 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.
It’s way above all else, because the singing is so fresh and energetic, far truer to the spirit of the composer and poet and, indeed, to the meaning of Christianity, burdened as it is by conventional piety.
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Wednesday, 11 December Carol or non-carol? Woman, Behold Thy Son! There is a story that goes with the composition of Bethlehem Down: 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.
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Peter Warlock – Bethlehem Down SATB
bethleheem The Daily Telegraph was offering good money for a new Xmas carol. Retrieved from ” http: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4. When He is King, they will clothe Him in gravesheets, Myrrh for embalming, and wood for a crown, He that lies now in the white arms of Mary Sleeping so lightly on Bethlehem Down.
ChristmasWarlock Peter. I omitted the ornamentations and lyrics to give the strings more freedom with their performance. On Being a Composer — Part I: But then I remembered Bethlehem Down …. Contents 1 Performances 1. And it is a masterpiece, in my opinion.