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At Dead of Night, an Accompanied Reading - Score and Parts

Classical/Contemporary • 2017 • Lyricist: Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

At Dead of Night, an Accompanied Reading - Score and Parts

7.95 USD

Seller Paul Burnell
PDF, 1.61 Mb ID: SM-000295514 Upload date: 29 Aug 2017
Flute, Clarinet, Bassoon, Oboe, Horn, Violin, Viola, Cello, Electric guitar, Cymbals, Bass drum, Tom-tom, Narrator, Tenor Saxophone, Brake Drum, Free choice: Instrument in C, Instrument in B Flat, Instrument in E Flat, Instrument in F
Scored for
Chamber orchestra
Type of score
Full score, Parts
Paul Burnell
Composed 2017
Duration 5:00
For ensemble and narrator

Wind/Brass 1 (Oboe, Clarinet, Horn, Trumpet)
Wind/Brass 2 (Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Horn)
Wind/Brass 3 (Tenor Saxophone,Trombone)
Wind/Brass 4 (Bassoon,Tenor Saxophone,Trombone,Tuba) Percussion 1 - Two Brake Drums (or similar) doubling Cymbal, Percussion 2 - High/Mid Toms (or similar),
Percussion 3 - Bass Drum (or resonant Floor Tom)
Vibraphone and/or Handbells and/or Piano/Celesta/Toy Piano Electric guitar
Violin 1
Violin 2

The wind/brass instrumentation is flexible. Examples of possible instrumentations are given above. If a multiple-octave handbells set is available play at a higher octave from rehearsal letter F.
The conductor may lengthen or shorten the narrated sections at A, C and E, using the 3/4 bars to cue the ensemble before B, D and F.
All trills are to be performed as semitone trills beginning on the written pitch.

Score in C

Narrator text - 'At Dead of Night', Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

There was not a moon but half a moon,
And the stars were faint and few.
There were clouds full soon at the night's high noon, And a rollicking wind that blew.
There were three that bled, there was one that led, Where they fought with four and three.
The silvery swords were crimson red,
And the grass was a sight to see.
They laughed as they fell, and they died right well, And they called to their foes for more.
"We will go to Hell, but the tale we'll tell
Of the seven that fought with four!"

Programme Note:
Mary Elizabeth Coleridge (1861 – 1907) was a British novelist and poet who also wrote essays and reviews. 'At Dead of Night' appeared in her collection of poems 'Fancy's Following' published in 1896 under the pseudonym Anodos.
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