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The Book of New Canticles Volume III

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Issue: March 2013

I hope that directors of upper-voice choirs will also supplement their repertoire with the Shorter House collection. Just six canticle settings plus a set of Responses by Philip Moore, these are mostly longer and less easy (but never actually difficult). The only unaccompanied setting is by Paul Ayres, which needs sopranos or trebles divided into three parts, with top As for parts 1 and 2, and a top G for part 3. David Briggs contributes a distinctive organ part to his accompanied setting. Ben Parry has a sparkling Magnificat, mostly unison. Alexander Camkin (three parts), Daniel Burges (two parts) and Philip Moore (unison and two-part), all with organ, complete the canticle settings.

— Stephen Patterson

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