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034Lament for Bobbie ShaftoJohn Reeman 
 Outer cover of item Lament for Bobbie ShaftoSSAA and Piano   

John Reeman combines two well known folk songs, "Bobbie Shafto" and "Early One Morning" in an attractive setting showing ingenuity and gentle humour.

  ISMN copies for£12.25  
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035Scarborough FairTraditional 
 Outer cover of item Scarborough FairSATBarranged by Peter Young

An attractive setting of this well-known folk song. A piano part is provided for rehearsal purposes. (8pp.)

Duration c.3 minutes.


  ISMN copies for£12.25  
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022Haworth Moor, Op.110Arthur Butterworth 
 Outer cover of item Haworth Moor, Op.110SATB and piano   

In 1969 Butterworth had set poems of Emily Brontë in 'Night Wind' but in more recent years he has rarely ventured into the field of choral music. Here, thirty years later he returns to the world of the Brontë sisters which had always fascinated and inspired him. The choral writing is imaginative and passionate, and an important role for the piano adds to the colour and drama of the work.

If multiple copies are required, please ask us for a quotation.

Duration c.16 minutes.

  ISMN score (48pp.)£9.25  
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169This WorldJohn Hawkins 
 Outer cover of item This WorldChoir and two trumpets   

The composer was inspired to write 'This World' whilst working at Thames & Hudson with the poet and Blake scholar Kathleen Raine on her book about William Blake 'The Human Face of God: William Blake and the Book of Job'. It was her passion for Blake that suggested this and several other pieces including 'Urizen' (viola and piano), 'Fuzon' (String Quartet) and 'Rintrah Roars' (voice, harp and piano).

'This World' was commissioned and first performed by the choir 'Cryes of London' and subsequently broadcast by the BBC Singers. It is scored for choir, with two soprano soloists and two trumpets.

Multiple copies of the choral score are available for hire.

Duration c.12 minutes.

    Trumpet part£2.50  
  ISMN Score (21pp.)£10.50  
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187The Unknown BirdJohn Hawkins 
 Like the Touch of Rain – Out in the Dark – The Unknown Bird
 Outer cover of item The Unknown BirdBaritone, flute, viola and harp   

John Hawkins has long been attracted by the poetry of Edward Thomas and first set these three poems in the 1970's. They were first performed in 1980 by Richard Fallas (baritone) with Alison Miles (flute), Diana Burrell (viola) and Jane Lister (harp).

This short song cycle is much enhanced by the imaginative chamber music setting and was recently revised for this edition.

Duration c. 10 minutes

  ISMN and parts£20.00  
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115Voices from the SeaJohn Hawkins 
 Outer cover of item Voices from the SeaTenor and String orchestra   

An impressive setting of poems by six Merchant Seamen..."in which sailors reflect on their feelings when at sea ‐ loneliness at night, longing for home and the often harsh realities of a sailor's life...vividly translated into music, in turn dreamy, sad, dramatic or bittersweet, in which the sea, as in Britten's Peter Grimes, is always present." Hugh Culot (MusicWeb 12/03)

Voices from the Sea is also available on CD.

Duration c.20 minutes.

  ISMN score£14.50  
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615John Hawkins: Voices from the Sea and other pieces 
 CD cover of item John Hawkins: Voices from the Sea and other piecesTenor and String orchestra 

Martin Hill ‐ Tenor
Divertimenti conducted by Anthony Pay

Nancy Ruffer (flute)
Christopher O'Neal (oboe)
Sian Philipps (violin)
Yuko Inoue, Paul Silverthorne (violas)
Gemma Rosefield (cello)
Duncan McTier (double bass)
Kathron Sturrock (piano)

Also includes

  • Variations for Piano
  • Waiting (Tango) for Viola and Bass
  • Brief Encounters for Flute and Bass
  • Worlds Apart for Double Bass and Piano
  • Shadows for Viola, Bass and Piano
  • Disturbed Nights for Oboe
  • Gestures for two Violas
  • Quietus for String Trio

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