for SATB and piano
This engaging choral work sets five of Aesop's famous fables . Chilcott's masterful musical setting brings each story to life, from the groaning mountain to the dozing tortoise at the end of the race, resulting in a characterful portrayal of these moral tales that is sure to appeal to audiences of all ages. This is a wonderful addition to the choral repertory and an ideal concert work for all mixed-voice choirs.
Bob Chilcott has been involved with choral music all his life, first as a Chorister and then a Choral Scholar at King's College, Cambridge. Later, he sang and composed music for 12 years with the King's Singers. His experiences with that group, his passionate commitment to young and amateur choirs, and his profound belief that music can unite people, have inspired him both to compose full-time and, through proactive workshopping, to promote choral music worldwide.
The Hare and the Tortoise ; The Mountain in Labour ; The Fox and the Grapes ; The North Wind and the Sun ; The Goose and the Swan