Travelling Tales (2010)
Cantata for SATB, youth choir, piano (or piano duet and percussion). Duration c.18 minutes
Travelling Tales: tales of travel, in our imagination and in reality: mysterious travellers from unknown lands, journeys by train, by sea, and on horse-back, and visions of the future. Combining poems of the past with poems by today’s young people, the music of this accessible cantata is designed to appeal to all choirs and their audiences.
1. Travelling (full)
2. Travel Prayer (full, or Youth Choir and accompaniment)
3. Ozymandias (SATB and accompaniment)
4. The Place that no-one knows (Youth Choir and accompaniment)
5. The tide rises, the tide falls (SATB and accompaniment)
6. Mind the Gap! (full): a version for Youth Choir and piano is available separately here – and you can listen to it here
7. Up-hill (full, or SATB with accompaniment)
8. Finale (full)
Printed copies are available to order, or on hire, from Colne Edition in the UK – price on application.
Full score, piano duet part and optional percussion parts (2/3 Timp, Tri, 2WBlocks, Sus Cym, Drum Kit, Glock, Xylo) are also available on hire.
Recording on YouTube (omitting movement 3)