Greenery

 

Number,
voicing
Title,
complexity
Description,
links
Price Band
5001
SATB divisi
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'Aurora rutilat lucis prenuncia...' ('Dawn glows red, heralding daylight'). Atmospheric and soaring setting of a text honouring the 6th century Scottish St Columba, based on a Medieval plainchant. 3m 20s see ithear a recording
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: From the Inchcolm Antiphoner.
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5019
Soprano solo
**
This is a set consisting of the 2 pieces listed below.
(Words in Latin) Two beautiful motets by Philip Wood for solo soprano voice. 3m 35s see it
Music: Philip Wood. Words: Trad.
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5019a
Soprano solo
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This is included in the set listed above. It is not sold as an individual piece.
(Words in Latin) Two beautiful motets by Philip Wood for solo soprano voice. 2m 00s hear a MIDI rendering
Music: Philip Wood. Words: Trad.
5019b
Soprano solo
**
This is included in the set listed above. It is not sold as an individual piece.
(Words in Latin) Two beautiful motets by Philip Wood for solo soprano voice. 1m 30s hear a MIDI rendering
Music: Philip Wood. Words: Trad.
3019
SATB, optional flute & violin
**
Rural China from the perspective of the crane bird in flight, taking in all the life below. Spare harmonies and octave doublings by the accompanying instruments give the piece a distinctive timbre, evocative of Chinese music without being authentically so.

Also available for SSA chorus and piano with optional flute and violin.
3m 45s (4m 30s with intro.) see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Edwina Towson.
C
6007
SSA, piano, optional flute & violin
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Rural China from the perspective of the crane bird in flight, taking in all the life below. Spare harmonies and octave doublings by the accompanying instruments give the piece a distinctive timbre, evocative of Chinese music without being authentically so.

Also available for SATB with optional flute and violin.
4m 30s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Edwina Towson.
C
3031
SSAATBB
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An atmospheric depiction of colours and moods by a new name in the Canasg catalogue, composer Richard Nye. Based on words by Charlotta Skule, and first performed by the Cheltenham Bach Choir in 2006, under Stephen Jackson's direction. 5m 30s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Richard Nye. Words: Charlotta Skule.
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1517
SA, flute, cello
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This is a set consisting of the 3 pieces listed below.
A set of three Gaelic songs, highly evocative of Scottish folk song and folk lore — but at the same time new and original. A great project for an enterprising treble voice ensemble. 9m 00s
Music: Emily Doolittle. Words: Rody Gorman.
Full audio pronunciation guide by Gaelic singer Wilma Kennedy included.
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1517a
SA
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This is included in the set listed above. It is not sold as an individual piece.
The title song of the suite is a lament. "Cha till, cha till MacDodruim - mo mhilleadh!" (McCodrum will never return - I'm ruined!) 3m 00s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Emily Doolittle. Words: Rody Gorman.
Full audio pronunciation guide by Gaelic singer Wilma Kennedy included.
1517b
SA
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This is included in the set listed above. It is not sold as an individual piece.
The second song in the suite is a love song addressed to a woman who has disappeared, selkie-like, at sea 2m 00s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Emily Doolittle. Words: Rody Gorman.
Full audio pronunciation guide by Gaelic singer Wilma Kennedy included.
1517c
SA, flute, cello
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This is included in the set listed above. It is not sold as an individual piece.
The last song in the suite is a soliloquy by someone out walking near the ocean and remembering the past. Includes flute and cello obbligato. 4m 00s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Emily Doolittle. Words: Rody Gorman.
Full audio pronunciation guide by Gaelic singer Wilma Kennedy included.
3032
SSA
**
A completely new and serene setting of this famous song. Flowing lines and a lilting 6/8 meter create something delicate and wistful, yet heartfelt. 2m 15s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Alison West. Words: Arthur Somervell.
C
4001
SATB
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(Words in English). 'Holly and mistletoe, ivy and yew, a wreath for the old year, a flame for the new...' A vigorous pagan carol celebrating the pre-Christian origins of the mid-winter festival. Great for adding a touch of misrule to your Christmas concert. 2m 00s see ithear a recording
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Peter Hill.
B
3020
SATB
**
'I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow...' A positive and uplifting celebration of the human spirit that will never die. 1m 10s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Frances Cockburn. Words: Mary Elizabeth Frye (1905–2004).
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3022
SATB
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A spell-binding fairy charm and lullaby from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. 1m 30s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616).
B
3043
voicing flexible
*
This is a set consisting of the 5 pieces listed below.
Five fun rounds about forest animals suitable for singers of any age see it
Music: Emily Doolittle. Words: Emily Doolittle, Neil Banas and Sheena Phillips.
B
3043a
voicing flexible
*
This is included in the set listed above. It is not sold as an individual piece.
hear a MIDI rendering
Music: Emily Doolittle. Words: Emily Doolittle, Neil Banas and Sheena Phillips.
3043b
voicing flexible
*
This is included in the set listed above. It is not sold as an individual piece.
hear a MIDI rendering
Music: Emily Doolittle. Words: Emily Doolittle, Neil Banas and Sheena Phillips.
3043c
voicing flexible
*
This is included in the set listed above. It is not sold as an individual piece.
hear a MIDI rendering
Music: Emily Doolittle. Words: Emily Doolittle, Neil Banas and Sheena Phillips.
3043d
voicing flexible
*
This is included in the set listed above. It is not sold as an individual piece.
hear a MIDI rendering
Music: Emily Doolittle. Words: Emily Doolittle, Neil Banas and Sheena Phillips.
3043e
voicing flexible
*
This is included in the set listed above. It is not sold as an individual piece.
hear a MIDI rendering
Music: Emily Doolittle. Words: Emily Doolittle, Neil Banas and Sheena Phillips.
3023
SSA & piano
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A magical setting of the famous song from Shakespeare's The Tempest. 2m 00s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Philip Wood. Words: William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616).
B
3002
SATB
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A quiet, simple and beautiful original setting of Yeats' wonderful love poem. Music by Frances Cockburn. 2m 20s see ithear a recordinghear a MIDI rendering
Music: Frances Cockburn. Words: W.B.Yeats.
B
3003
SATB
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A poem of human injustice by William Blake (1757-1827), still relevant today. A very moving setting by Sheena Phillips. 2m 30s see ithear a recordinghear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: William Blake.
B
3005
SATB
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A lilting (in 7/8 time) and loosely woven blend of a Bengali song about “the way of life” with a text from 2 Esdras 14. “I shall light a candle of understanding in thine heart, which shall not be put out”. Words in Bengali and English. 3m 00s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. Bengali arr. Sheena Phillips. Words: Trad. Bengali and 2 Esdras 14.
Pronunciation guide included
C
3040
SSAA
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A lilting (in 7/8 time) and loosely woven blend of a Bengali song about “the way of life” with a text from 2 Esdras 14. “I shall light a candle of understanding in thine heart, which shall not be put out”. Words in Bengali and English. 3m 00s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. Bengali arr. Sheena Phillips. Words: Trad. Bengali and 2 Esdras 14.
Pronunciation guide included
C
4002
SATB
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You can hear the swirling snow and moaning wind in this atmospheric setting of the first two stanzas of Rossetti's famous Christmas poem. 3m 30s see ithear a recording
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Christina Rossetti (1830-94).
B
3037
SA, organ
**
Traditional Irish blessings in a lovely arrangement for treble voices that would grace any wedding. 2m 30s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Trad..
B
3041
SATB, piano
**
A delightfully mimsy and galumphing setting of Lewis Carroll's famous poem. 3m 30s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Andrew Adams. Words: Lewis Carroll.
D
3042
SSAA
**
This is a set consisting of the 3 pieces listed below.
Three 18th c. rounds by Caldara and Telemann arranged and given new lyrics about … knitting! 4m 30s see it
Music: Antonio Caldara and Georg Philip Telemann arr. Sheena Phillips. Words: Sheena Phillips.
C
3042a
SSAA
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This is included in the set listed above. It is not sold as an individual piece.
1m 10s hear a MIDI rendering
Music: Antonio Caldara (1670 — 1736) arr. Sheena Phillips. Words: Sheena Phillips.
3042b
SSAA
**
This is included in the set listed above. It is not sold as an individual piece.
1m 45s hear a recording
Music: Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 — 1767) arr. Sheena Phillips. Words: Sheena Phillips.
3042c
SSAA
**
This is included in the set listed above. It is not sold as an individual piece.
1m 20s hear a recording
Music: Antonio Caldara (1670 — 1736) arr. Sheena Phillips. Words: Sheena Phillips.
3006
SATB
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(Words in French). Un peu d'esprit, un peu d'espoir, un peu d'amour, et puis bonsoir! - A little spirit, a little hope, a little love, and then 'goodnight'! An ideal concert finisher or encore. Words anon. music by Peter Hill. 1m 30s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Peter Hill. Words: Anon.
full pronunciation guide included
B
3035
SATB
**
Setting of a poem by Anne Bradstreet, one of America's first female poets. Great text for a wedding. 1m 30s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Frances Cockburn. Words: Anne Bradstreet.
B
3044
SATB
**
A quiet song of remembrance, written in memoriam Jill Sumner (1941 - 2001) 2m 15s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Norman MacCaig.
C
3036
SATB
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A wonderful renaissance text about love given a lilting and harmonious setting. Great wedding piece. 1m 45s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Philip Sidney.
C
3038
SAA
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A wonderful renaissance text about love given a lilting and harmonious setting. Great wedding piece. 1m 45s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Philip Sidney.
C
3039
TBB
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A wonderful renaissance text about love given a lilting and harmonious setting. Great wedding piece. 1m 45s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Philip Sidney.
C
4005
SSAB
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A glorious a cappella fanfare — or a peal of vocal bells — to open a Christmas concert. 1m 15s see ithear a recording
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Trad..
C
4072
TTBB
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A glorious a cappella fanfare — or a peal of vocal bells — to open a Christmas concert. 1m 30s see ithear a recording
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Trad..
C
5002
SATB
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(Words in Latin) 'Queen of Heaven, rejoice. Alleluia!' 1m 30s see ithear a recordinghear a MIDI rendering
Music: Michael Buck. Words: Anon.
full pronunciation guide included
B
3045
SSA
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This is a set consisting of the 3 pieces listed below.
Three contrasting Emily Dickinson settings, by turns impulsive, wishful, wondering and definite. Premiered by Canty, female voices of Cappella Nova of Scotland. 4m 30s
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Emily Dickinson.
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3045a
SSA
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This is included in the set listed above. It is not sold as an individual piece.
Babbling brook, cascading river, impassive sea and the poet’'s desire for union are all portrayed here. 1m 20s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Emily Dickinson.
3045b
SSA
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This is included in the set listed above. It is not sold as an individual piece.
A portrayal of the ever-shifting and apparently infinite sea. 1m 40s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Emily Dickinson.
3045c
SSA
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This is included in the set listed above. It is not sold as an individual piece.
The headlong excitement of an ‘inland soul’ on first going to sea. 1m 20s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Emily Dickinson.
3015
SATB
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'From star to star, from sun and spring and leaf, and almost audible flowers whose sound is silence, and in the common meadows, springs the seed of life'. Poem by Kathleen Raine, Music by Marg Hall. 2m 00s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Marg Hall. Words: Kathleen Raine.
B
3007-11
SATB
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This is a set consisting of the 5 pieces listed below.
Sheena Phillips' settings of five exquisite poems by Emily Dickinson. See individual titles for details. 5m 00s
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Emily Dickinson.
E
3007
SATB
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This is included in the set listed above. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
1m 20s see ithear a recordinghear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Emily Dickinson.
A
3008
SATB
***
This is included in the set listed above. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
0m 50s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Emily Dickinson.
A
3009
SATB
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This is included in the set listed above. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
1m 10s see ithear a recordinghear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Emily Dickinson.
A
3010
SATB
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This is included in the set listed above. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
1m 10s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Emily Dickinson.
A
3011
SATB
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This is included in the set listed above. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
0m 45s see ithear a recordinghear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Emily Dickinson.
A
3012
SSAAA
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'Sweet smiles, in the night, hover over my delight...' A mother tenderly wishes sweet dreams for her happy child. Words by William Blake from 'A Cradle Song', lilting 5/4 arrangement by Sheena Phillips. 3m 00s see ithear a recordinghear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: William Blake.
C
3021
SATB
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A mesmeric depiction of the ceaseless rhythm of the earth's journey through space, based on a chant of unknown origin. Music: Sheena Phillips. 4m 00s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Anon.
B
3016
SATB
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A bright, uplifting song for all those who know it will all work out right in the end. Words: Peter Hill, music: Sheena Phillips. 2m 00s see ithear a recordinghear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Peter Hill.
B
3024
SATB
**
A lively and passionate spring song from Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale. 1m 30s see ithear a recordinghear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616).
B
3027-9
SATB
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This is a set consisting of the 3 pieces listed below.
A delightfully contrasting set of pieces by Philip Wood: a joyful opening number, a quiet and reverent centrepiece and a dancelike finish, in musical styles which nicely reflect those of the words. All the pieces can also stand alone. See individual titles for details. 7m 30s
Music: Philip Wood. Words: .
D
3027
SATB
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This is included in the set listed above. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
1m 45s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Philip Wood. Words: Robert Herrick (1591 — 1674).
B
3028
SATB & sop solo
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This is included in the set listed above. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
A contemporary setting by Philip Wood of a beautiful medieval English lyric. Part of a set of Three English Partsongs. 2m 30s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Philip Wood. Words: Anon. 16th.C. English.
B
3029
SATB
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This is included in the set listed above. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
2m 45s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Philip Wood. Words: Thomas Campion (1567—1620).
B
3017
SATB
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'Let my shadow disappear into yours. Let me lose myself under the tall trees,'...the magical and sensuous moment of twilight, when everything seems to soften and fade into everything else. Words in Swedish. 1m 20s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Pär Lagerkvist (1891-1974).
Pronunciation guide included
B
3013
SATB
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'Take my hand and we'll walk on together...' A wedding song with a difference, looking to the strength that can come from going through bad times as well as good times. Words: Peter Hill, music: Sheena Phillips. 2m 55s see ithear a recordinghear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Peter Hill.
B
3033
SATB & piano
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Rousing rendition of a song by Gwydion Pendderwen, a key figure of the resurgent Pagan movement. 4m 45s see ithear a recording
Music: Gwydion Pendderwen arr. Andrew Adams. Words: Gwydion Pendderwen.
D
1018
SATB
**
'Sorrow remembers us...it sits in its old chair, gently rocking.' A pensive through-composed setting of a 20th-century Scots poem. 2m 00s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Michael Buck. Words: Ian Crichton Smith (1928-1998).
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