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Invocation (Novello New Choral Series)

COMPOSER: Phillip Cooke
PUBLISHER: Novello and Co
PRODUCT TYPE: Choral Score
INSTRUMENT GROUP: Mixed Choir
Invocation was written for the Choir of The Queen’s College, Oxford and represents the culmination of the composer’s time as a research fellow at the college, when he worked closely with the choir. Philliphad long been a devotee of Edward Thomas’s evocative poem, Adlestrop , with its dreamy
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Composer Phillip Cooke
Publisher Novello and Co
Instrumentation SATB Trumpet
Product Type Choral Score
Instrument Group Mixed Choir
Style Period Post 1901
Genre Classical
ISBN 9781780382074
Style Period Post 1901
Voicing SATB
Series Novello New Choral Series
No. MUSNOV292204
Description
Invocation was written for the Choir of The Queen’s College, Oxford and represents the culmination of the composer’s time as a research fellow at the college, when he worked closely with the choir.

Philliphad long been a devotee of Edward Thomas’s evocative poem, Adlestrop, with its dreamy pastoral feel invoking the very essence of a sultry English country afternoon. It seemed a natural choice to set, not least because itmentions the two counties in which he has spent the last seven years, Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire.

Phillip wanted the workfurther to emphasise the link with everything we might class as a stereotypical Englishcountryafternoon cricket on the green, church bells, birdsong and warm beer the mythical ‘middle-England’. His work in no way tries to depict this, rather to distil the feeling it is a rhapsody on a theme of English countrylife, that men went to war to preserve, something very different from the more rugged landscape he grew up with in the Lake District.

The work is called Invocation, because it is precisely that, a spell orcharm, something that bewitches the listener and that the composer hopes stays long in the mind, rather like Adlestrop or indeed Adlestrop itself.

The Novello New Choral Series is an inspiring selection ofnew works from a range of contemporary composers, offering pieces for all types of choirs, including sacred and secular works from simple, four-part settings to more expansive, yet accessible, repertoire in an exciting variety ofstyles. This collection is perfect for choirs looking to broaden their repertoire and explore some of the best new music around.

Phillip Cooke was born in Cumbria in 1980, spending his formative yearsthere. He has had works played across the country by many of the country’s top choirs and ensembles. New works in 2011 were featured in the London Festival of Contemporary Church Music, John Armitage Memorial Concert Series, Choir
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