for SATB with piano accompaniment and unaccompanied
Mo li hua (Jasmine) is a tri-language publication suitable for Chinese- or English-speaking choirs. A collection of arrangements of five well-known traditional Chinese songs depicting the simplicity and beauty of everyday life, it includes simplified and traditional Chinese scripts, as well as English singing translations. A Pinyin version of the Chinese - for non-Chinese reading choirs - will be available from the OUP website.The songs-drawn from across China-are arranged
sympathetically and in Chilcott's original style, suggesting a musical fusion of East and West. The song 'Mo li hua' was written for The Bach Choir and David Hill, who gave its premiere while on tour in China in April 2014.
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.
My Flower ; Shepherd's Song ; Sun is Out ; In Sichuan ; Mo Li Hua (Jasmine Flower)