Greenery

 

Title,
voicing,
timing,
complexity
Description Links Number,
Price Band
SATB, piano
4m 45s
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An ecstatic paean to light — “heart-sweetening, eye-kissing light” — by the major Bengali poet, composer, playwright, artist and author Rabindranath Tagore.
Music: Rabindranath Tagore (1861–1941) arr. Sheena Phillips. Words: Rabindranath Tagore.
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3054
D
solo voice or choir, equal or mixed voices
3m 00s
**
Free-flowing setting of Kathleen Raine's ecstatic paean to the natural world. For solo voice or choir, equal or mixed voices.
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Kathleen Raine.
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3047
C
SA, organ
2m 30s
**
Traditional Irish blessings in a lovely arrangement for treble voices that would grace any wedding.
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Trad..
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3037
B
SATB
2m 20s
**
A new take on traditional Irish blessings, with mixed meter (3/4, 4/4) and a calm, expansive feel. Perfect for weddings or partings.
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: traditional.
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3059
C
SSA
1m 40s
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This is included in the set Sea Pieces. It is not sold as an individual piece.
A portrayal of the ever-shifting and apparently infinite sea.
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Emily Dickinson.
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3045b
voicing flexible
*
This is included in the set Five forest rounds. It is not sold as an individual piece.
Music: Emily Doolittle. Words: Emily Doolittle, Neil Banas and Sheena Phillips.
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3043d
voicing flexible
*
This is included in the set Five forest rounds. It is not sold as an individual piece.
Music: Emily Doolittle. Words: Emily Doolittle, Neil Banas and Sheena Phillips.
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3043e
voicing flexible
*
This is included in the set Five forest rounds. It is not sold as an individual piece.
Music: Emily Doolittle. Words: Emily Doolittle, Neil Banas and Sheena Phillips.
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3043c
SSATBB
2m 10s
**
An English language version of Senfl's lively depiction of bell-ringing in a Rhineland town, including onomatopeoic bell sounds and conversation between the bell-ringers. Great fun to learn and perform.
Music: Ludwig Senfl (c.1486 — 1543). Words: Sheena Phillips.
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3046
C
equal or mixed voices
9m 20s
***
This is a set consisting of 4 pieces.
Four varied rounds about birds - from the humble sparrow to the majestic eagle, chattering linnet to soaring skylark. Texts by four different poets and music by Beethoven, Caldara and Sheena Phillips.
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: .
3048-51
E
SSAA
1m 45s
**
This is included in the set Knitting patterns. It is not sold as an individual piece.
Music: Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 — 1767) arr. Sheena Phillips. Words: Sheena Phillips.
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3042b
SATB, optional flute & violin
3m 45s (4m 30s with intro.)
**
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.
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Edwina Towson.
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3019
C
SSAATBB
5m 30s
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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.
Music: Richard Nye. Words: Charlotta Skule.
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3031
D
SATB
1m 10s
**
'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.
Music: Frances Cockburn. Words: Mary Elizabeth Frye (1905–2004).
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3020
A
equal or mixed, 3 parts
3m 20s
***
This is included in the set Bird rounds. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892).
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3051
C
SSA
1m 20s
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This is included in the set Sea Pieces. It is not sold as an individual piece.
The headlong excitement of an ‘inland soul’ on first going to sea.
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Emily Dickinson.
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3045c
SATB
1m 30s
**
A spell-binding fairy charm and lullaby from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616).
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3022
B
voicing flexible
*
This is a set consisting of 5 pieces.
Five fun rounds about forest animals suitable for singers of any age
Music: Emily Doolittle. Words: Emily Doolittle, Neil Banas and Sheena Phillips.
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3043
B
voicing flexible
*
This is included in the set Five forest rounds. It is not sold as an individual piece.
Music: Emily Doolittle. Words: Emily Doolittle, Neil Banas and Sheena Phillips.
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3043b
SSA & piano
2m 00s
***
A magical setting of the famous song from Shakespeare's The Tempest.
Music: Philip Wood. Words: William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616).
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3023
B
SSAA
1m 10s
**
This is included in the set Knitting patterns. It is not sold as an individual piece.
Music: Antonio Caldara (1670 — 1736) arr. Sheena Phillips. Words: Sheena Phillips.
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3042a
SATB
2m 20s
**
A quiet, simple and beautiful original setting of Yeats' wonderful love poem. Music by Frances Cockburn.
Music: Frances Cockburn. Words: W.B.Yeats.
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3002
B
SATB
2m 30s
**
A poem of human injustice by William Blake (1757-1827), still relevant today. A very moving setting by Sheena Phillips.
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: William Blake.
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3003
B
SSA
2m 50s
**
Sentimental and nostalgic song, written in 1868, but will still connect with people today.
Music: Charlotte Alington Barnard (1830–69) arr. Frances Cockburn. Words: Charlotte Alington Barnard.
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3052
C
SATB
3m 00s
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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.
Music: Trad. Bengali arr. Sheena Phillips. Words: Trad. Bengali and 2 Esdras 14.
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3005
D
SSAA
3m 00s
***
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.
Music: Trad. Bengali arr. Sheena Phillips. Words: Trad. Bengali and 2 Esdras 14.
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3040
D
SATB
1m 10s
***
This is included in the set Songs of love and longing. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Emily Dickinson.
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3010
A
SATB
0m 50s
***
This is included in the set Songs of love and longing. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Emily Dickinson.
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3008
A
SATB, piano
3m 30s
**
A delightfully mimsy and galumphing setting of Lewis Carroll's famous poem.
Music: Andrew Adams. Words: Lewis Carroll.
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3041
D
SSAA
4m 30s
**
This is a set consisting of 3 pieces.
Three 18th c. rounds by Caldara and Telemann arranged and given new lyrics about … knitting!
Music: Antonio Caldara and Georg Philip Telemann arr. Sheena Phillips. Words: Sheena Phillips.
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3042
C
SATB
1m 30s
*
(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.
Music: Peter Hill. Words: Anon.
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3006
B
equal or mixed, 4 parts
2m 00s
**
This is included in the set Bird rounds. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
Music: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827) arr. Sheena Phillips. Words: William Wordsworth (1770–1850).
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3048
B
SATB
1m 30s
**
Setting of a poem by Anne Bradstreet, one of America's first female poets. Great text for a wedding.
Music: Frances Cockburn. Words: Anne Bradstreet.
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3035
B
SATB
2m 15s
**
A quiet song of remembrance, written in memoriam Jill Sumner (1941 - 2001)
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Norman MacCaig.
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3044
C
SATB, piano
4m 00s
**
An old man sees himself in a bare, frozen maple tree - and reminisces about youth. Gorgeous romantic Russian song, sumptuously arranged by Irina Walters. We supply both the original Russian lyrics - with full pronunciation guidance - and an English version.
Music: Vasily Lipatov (1897–1965) arr. Irina Walters. Words: Sergei Yesenin (1895–1925) / Sheena Phillips (English version).
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3056
D
SSA
1m 20s
***
This is included in the set Sea Pieces. 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.
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Emily Dickinson.
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3045a
SATB
1m 45s
**
A wonderful renaissance text about love given a lilting and harmonious setting. Great wedding piece.
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Philip Sidney.
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3036
C
SAA
1m 45s
**
A wonderful renaissance text about love given a lilting and harmonious setting. Great wedding piece.
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Philip Sidney.
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3038
C
TBB
1m 45s
**
A wonderful renaissance text about love given a lilting and harmonious setting. Great wedding piece.
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Philip Sidney.
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3039
C
SSA
4m 30s
***
This is a set consisting of 3 pieces.
Three contrasting Emily Dickinson settings, by turns impulsive, wishful, wondering and definite. Premiered by Canty, female voices of Cappella Nova of Scotland.
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Emily Dickinson.
3045
F
SATB
2m 00s
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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'.
Music: Marg Hall. Words: Kathleen Raine.
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3015
B
equal or mixed, 4 parts
3m 00s
**
This is included in the set Bird rounds. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1832).
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3049
B
SATB
5m 00s
***
This is a set consisting of 5 pieces.
Sheena Phillips' settings of five exquisite poems by Emily Dickinson. See individual titles for details.
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Emily Dickinson.
3007-11
E
SATB
5m 00s
**
A wordless lament for the people of Aleppo, one of the Syrian cities tragically caught up in the Syrian civil war. Loosely based on aspects of traditional Syrian singing, with some aleatoric sections in which singers sing independently.
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Sheena Phillips.
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3053
E
SSAA
5m 00s
**
A wordless lament for the people of Aleppo, one of the Syrian cities tragically caught up in the Syrian civil war. Loosely based on aspects of traditional Syrian singing, with some aleatoric sections in which singers sing independently.
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Sheena Phillips.
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3057
E
equal or mixed, 3 parts
2m 00s
**
This is included in the set Bird rounds. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
Music: Antonio Caldara (1670–1736) arr. Sheena Phillips. Words: Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872–1906).
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3050
B
SSAAA
3m 00s
***
'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.
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: William Blake.
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3012
C
SATB
4m 00s
***
A mesmeric depiction of the ceaseless rhythm of the earth's journey through space, based on a chant of unknown origin. Music: Sheena Phillips.
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Anon.
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3021
B
SATB
1m 20s
***
This is included in the set Songs of love and longing. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Emily Dickinson.
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3007
A
SATB
2m 00s
**
A bright, uplifting song for all those who know it will all work out right in the end.
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Peter Hill.
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3016
B
SATB, piano (optional band)
4m 00s
A ballad for our times: lyrics about global warming and the strong tune of House of the Rising Sun. Optional parts for flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone and violin.
Music: Trad. arr Sheena Phillips . Words: Sheena Phillips.
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3055
E
SATB
1m 30s
**
A lively and passionate spring song from Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale.
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616).
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3024
B
SATB
7m 30s
***
This is a set consisting of 3 pieces.
A delightfully contrasting set of pieces: 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.
Music: Philip Wood. Words: Robert Herrick, Anon., Thomas Campion.
3027-9
D
SATB
2m 30s
**
A spell for love. Cast with a sinuous, swooping melody and a whispered canon.
Music: Peter Hill. Words: Thomas Campion (1567–1620).
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3058
C
SSAA
1m 20s
**
This is included in the set Knitting patterns. It is not sold as an individual piece.
Music: Antonio Caldara (1670 — 1736) arr. Sheena Phillips. Words: Sheena Phillips.
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3042c
SATB & sop solo
2m 30s
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This is included in the set Three old English partsongs. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
A contemporary setting of a beautiful mediaeval English lyric.
Music: Philip Wood. Words: Anon. 16th.C. English.
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3028
B
voicing flexible
*
This is included in the set Five forest rounds. It is not sold as an individual piece.
Music: Emily Doolittle. Words: Emily Doolittle, Neil Banas and Sheena Phillips.
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3043a
SATB
1m 20s
**
'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.
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Pär Lagerkvist (1891-1974).
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3017
B
SATB & piano
4m 45s
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Rousing rendition of a song by Gwydion Pendderwen, a key figure of the resurgent Pagan movement.
Music: Gwydion Pendderwen arr. Andrew Adams. Words: Gwydion Pendderwen.
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3033
D
SATB
2m 55s
**
'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.
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Peter Hill.
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3013
B
SATB
1m 45s
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This is included in the set Three old English partsongs. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
Music: Philip Wood. Words: Robert Herrick (1591 — 1674).
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3027
B
SATB
0m 45s
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This is included in the set Songs of love and longing. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Emily Dickinson.
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3011
A
SATB
1m 10s
***
This is included in the set Songs of love and longing. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Emily Dickinson.
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3009
A
SATB
2m 45s
***
This is included in the set Three old English partsongs. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
Music: Philip Wood. Words: Thomas Campion (1567—1620).
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3029
B
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