Journals Higher Education

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Sheet Music

Published: 06 July 2006

Duration: 8 minutes

Difficulty: Easy - Moderately Difficult

ISBN: 9780193352858

Bookseller Code (32)

Michael Berkeley

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Conductor's score and parts on hire - voices & string version

Forces or Category: Soprano & tenor soloists, & string orchestra

for soprano, counter-tenor, and strings
Berkeley describes this work as a homage to the masters of early opera: Monteverdi, Handel, and Purcell. In his exquisite piece he distils the essence of some of their most ecstatic moments into his own words and employs a variation on the ground bass which lies at the heart of some of his favourite arias and duets.