A secular part-song for SSAATBB choir (or SSAA) and piano – a love song extolling the virtues of escapism
- Op.51 No.2
- 4 minutes, 30 seconds
This piece is a substantial reworking of Cantilena (Op.11) – itself a salvaged song from the withdrawn opera Yellow Earth Ridge. The lyrics are by Pam Lambert.
The partsong is written for SSAATBB choir, with piano accompaniment, and suggests an escapism to a paradisiacal “land beyond the waterfall, where everything is Spring, forever green and lovely”.
Another island has been arranged for female voice choir (SSAA) with soprano solo and piano (Op.51 No.2a). It is dedicated to Adrian Pitts and the TGS Motet Choir from Tonbridge, Kent.
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This recording of Another island was produced using computer software called Sibelius: it is not a live recording.
You can view and purchase the score of Another island from Score Exchange.
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