for SSA, piano, and optional bass and drum kit
This vibrant collection presents five jazzy settings of poems from William Blake's Songs of Innocence. The voices are underpinned by a stylistic piano part, which may be played as written or serve as a guide, and a part for bass and drum kit, notated with chord symbols, is available separately for jazz trio accompaniment. The bass and drum parts may be played as written or used as a guide from which the player may improvise freely.
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.
Piping down the valleys wild ; The Lamb ; The Little Boy Lost/The Little Boy Found ; The Echoing Green ; The Divine Image