for SATB choir, upper voice choir, piano duet, and optional percussion
This is a vibrant and varied choral cantata in five movements. Together the movements evoke a contemporary impression of London's sights, sounds, and moods. The music is irresistible, by turns contemplative and thrilling.
All adult performers sing or play from the vocal score, which is also available on hire. The upper voice parts are published separately as London Bells.
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.
Come buy ; The flower of Cities all ; London bells ; Composed upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802 ; Good morrow!