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01684 773883

Paul Carr
for mixed voice choir and small orchestra
Goodmusic GM040

Catalogue Number: GM040

ISMN: 9790222275003

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I Thank You God Vocal Score image
A setting of a poem by e e cummings, scored for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet in Bb, Horn in F, Trumpet in Bb, Percussion [2] (Triangle, Tubular Bells, Vibraphone, Glockenspiel, Suspended Cymbal, Crash Cymbals), Harp, Strings (Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello, Bass) and Mixed Voice Choir (SATB).
The setting is an essentially gentle song of praise, opening on high strings with percussion and harp, slowly falling to a warm B flat major for the opening line of the poem, "i thank You God for most this amazing day". The music follows with a series of panels as the poem unfolds, each interspersed with short orchestral interludes but always returning home, before finally building to a climax with the words ".... doubt unimaginable You?" The last lines of the poem are first heard unaccompanied, but are joined by the orchestra with the words "and now the eyes of my eyes are opened" modulating in transcendant reassurance to the key of D flat major, where the work eventually comes to rest in complete tranquillity.

Vocal Score, Full Score and all orchestral parts are available to purchase.
Duration 9 minutes
You can view the vocal score. The audio file is a computer-generated version of the full orchestral performance.

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