Antiphonary

Symphonic brass ensemble

Duration

8'

Year of Composition

2009

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Composers Edition

Duration

8'

Year of Composition

2009

Purchase

Composers Edition

A note from the composer...

At the heart of Berkeley Castle in Gloucestershire is The Morning Room, formerly the Chapel of St Mary, where a glass cabinet displays the Berkeley family antiphonary, a large and beautifully illuminated book of liturgical texts and chants dating back to about 1457, and the inspiration for the title of this work.  

Berkeley Castle is the oldest building in the country still lived in by the same family who built it over 900 years ago.  As a modern visitor, I was inspired by the historical timeline which traces the castle’s history from its Norman origins to present day existence as a family home, tourist attraction and fairy tale wedding venue,imagining the many generations of visitors and their role at the castle.  Influences in the music include the 18th or 19th century harness bells, displayed in the 14th century Buttery (used on horse drawn vehicles so that visitors could be heardin darkness or fog), a painting in the Picture Gallery ‘Old Berkeley Hounds find in Bricket Wood’, circa 1820 and The Great Hall, the magnificent centrepiece of the Castle, with its beautiful tapestries, stained glass windows and minstrel’s gallery.

In 2002, a volume of Italian music manuscripts was discovered in the archives of Berkeley Castle.  Amongst these were some Vivaldi arias (thought to be the only known copies), from his opera La Costanza Degli-amori e de gl’odii (The triumphant constancy oflove and hate); excerpts from these are incorporated throughout the work in the cor anglais.  The jaunty melody of Dentro al sen del sol ch’adoro (Deep within the sun that I adore) evolves from the texture towards the end of the piece,and other extracts quoted or alluded to are: Lascia almen che ti consegni (At least let you surrender), Parto con questa speme (I leave with this hope) and Per Scorgere (To forsee truth).  I am very grateful to Mr David Smith, Berkeley Castle Archivist, for his research support, and to Mr John Berkeley for his permission to use quotations from these manuscripts.  

Liz Lane, August 2012

A Hymn to the Virgin

Carol for unaccompanied SATB choir

Adam Lay YBounden

Carol for unaccompanied SATB choir

Anniversary Fanfare

4 trumpets, horn, 4 trombones, tuba and 3 optional percussion

Antiphonary

Symphonic brass ensemble

Antiphonary

Brass ensemble

Antiphonary

Wind dectet and piano

Antiphonary

Brass band

Ballad

Piano

Bright Lights

Trombone quartet

Call

Trumpet, Horn and Trombone

Canzon à 8

Trombone octet

Chameleon

Solo oboe or flute

Chorale Chant

Organ (two or three manual)

Cloud Colours

4 trumpets, horn, 4 trombones, tuba

Counting Stars

Trombone and Piano

Descent by Hot Air

Piano

Diamond Fanfare

Brass band

Diamond Fanfare II

Brass band

FDNC Fanfare

Brass ensemble

Fanfair

Brass Quintet

Five Word-Picture-Music Stories for Chestnut Tree House

narrator and wind quintet

Friends for all Seasons

8 part female and male voices barbershop

Grand Union Waltz

brass band

Hall of Memory

Wind band

I Have Heard Tell

(2.2.2.2 / 4.3.3.1. / 2 Perc. Timp / Hp. Strings)

In Flanders Fields

Anthem for unaccompanied SATB solo voices (or choir)

Innovation 216

Brass band with optional training bands and SATB choir

Light a Candle

SATB choir and organ

Linear Lines

Solo Horn

Mirage: A Spanish Summer

String quintet, piano, percussion

My Star

Unaccompanied SATB choir (or solo SATB) or female voice quartet

My Star

Unaccompanied SATB choir or female voice quartet

Old Stones Remember

Children's voices, flute, bassoon, cello and harp

On That Night

SATB choir and organ

Piece for Puds

Organ (two or three manual)

Prelude for Patch

Organ (two or three manual)

Recitative and Aria

String Orchestra

Recitative and Aria

String quartet

Red Sky at Night

Carol for unaccompanied SATB choir

Robin Robin

for euphonium and piano

Robin Robin

for soprano and piano

Saint-Saëns The Swan

String Quartet

Secret Flowers

Soprano and piano

Serenata

Trombone quartet

Serenata

Brass band

Silver Rose

Brass band and soprano

Silver Rose

Brass band and narrator

Silver Rose

Brass band, narrator and baritone horn

Slate, Sea and Sky

Cornet and piano or Eb soprano cornet and piano

Somewhere Unknown

(2.2.2.2 / 4.3.3.1. / 2 Perc. Timp / Hp. Strings)

Spirit of Africa

Soprano Soloist, SATB Choir and Chamber Orchestra

Spirit of Africa

Soprano Soloist, SATB Choir, Piano and optional 3 Percussio

Stars are not too far

Cornet solo and brass band

Tactus

Harpsichord

The Alban Prayer

SATB choir, optional children's choir and organ

The Eagle

Cornet and Piano

The Flower

Mezzo soprano, piano and flute

The Grand Union Waltz

Brass band

The Magi

Carol for unaccompanied SATB choir with optional semi-chorus and 4 solo violins

The Wayfarers

Baritone and piano

Though We Are Many

Anthem for unaccompanied SATB choir (or solo SATB)

Three Trinities

Organ (two or three manual)

Tide and Time

Brass band

Time Travel

(2.2.2.2 / 4.3.3.1. / 2 Perc. Timp / Hp. Strings)

Waltz

Piano

Waterloo Bridge

Tenor voice and piano

Who is this boy?

Two part voices and organ

Why Cats Sit on Doorsteps in the Sun

Wind dectet, piano and optional narrator and/or dancers

Words, Wide Night

Tenor voice, piano and string quartet

​Slate, Sea and Sky

Cornet solo and brass band

​Their Songs of Freedom

Brass band and narrator

Anniversary Fanfare

4 trumpets, horn, 4 trombones, tuba and 3 optional percussion

Antiphonary

Symphonic brass ensemble

Antiphonary

Brass ensemble

Antiphonary

Brass band

Bright Lights

Trombone quartet

Call

Trumpet, Horn and Trombone

Cloud Colours

4 trumpets, horn, 4 trombones, tuba

Counting Stars

Trombone and Piano

Diamond Fanfare

Brass band

Diamond Fanfare II

Brass band

FDNC Fanfare

Brass ensemble

Fanfair

Brass Quintet

Grand Union Waltz

brass band

Innovation 216

Brass band with optional training bands and SATB choir

Linear Lines

Solo Horn

Robin Robin

for euphonium and piano

Serenata

Trombone quartet

Serenata

Brass band

Silver Rose

Brass band and soprano

Silver Rose

Brass band and narrator

Silver Rose

Brass band, narrator and baritone horn

Slate, Sea and Sky

Cornet and piano or Eb soprano cornet and piano

Stars are not too far

Cornet solo and brass band

The Eagle

Cornet and Piano

The Grand Union Waltz

Brass band

Tide and Time

Brass band

​Slate, Sea and Sky

Cornet solo and brass band

​Their Songs of Freedom

Brass band and narrator

Antiphonary

Wind dectet and piano

Hall of Memory

Wind band

Why Cats Sit on Doorsteps in the Sun

Wind dectet, piano and optional narrator and/or dancers

I Have Heard Tell

(2.2.2.2 / 4.3.3.1. / 2 Perc. Timp / Hp. Strings)

Recitative and Aria

String Orchestra

Somewhere Unknown

(2.2.2.2 / 4.3.3.1. / 2 Perc. Timp / Hp. Strings)

Time Travel

(2.2.2.2 / 4.3.3.1. / 2 Perc. Timp / Hp. Strings)

A Hymn to the Virgin

Carol for unaccompanied SATB choir

Adam Lay YBounden

Carol for unaccompanied SATB choir

In Flanders Fields

Anthem for unaccompanied SATB solo voices (or choir)

Innovation 216

Brass band with optional training bands and SATB choir

Light a Candle

SATB choir and organ

My Star

Unaccompanied SATB choir (or solo SATB) or female voice quartet

Old Stones Remember

Children's voices, flute, bassoon, cello and harp

On That Night

SATB choir and organ

Red Sky at Night

Carol for unaccompanied SATB choir

Spirit of Africa

Soprano Soloist, SATB Choir and Chamber Orchestra

Spirit of Africa

Soprano Soloist, SATB Choir, Piano and optional 3 Percussio

The Alban Prayer

SATB choir, optional children's choir and organ

The Magi

Carol for unaccompanied SATB choir with optional semi-chorus and 4 solo violins

Though We Are Many

Anthem for unaccompanied SATB choir (or solo SATB)

Who is this boy?

Two part voices and organ

Five Word-Picture-Music Stories for Chestnut Tree House

narrator and wind quintet

Mirage: A Spanish Summer

String quintet, piano, percussion

Recitative and Aria

String Orchestra

Recitative and Aria

String quartet

Saint-Saëns The Swan

String Quartet

Antiphonary

Wind dectet and piano

Ballad

Piano

Chameleon

Solo oboe or flute

Chorale Chant

Organ (two or three manual)

Counting Stars

Trombone and Piano

Descent by Hot Air

Piano

Linear Lines

Solo Horn

Piece for Puds

Organ (two or three manual)

Prelude for Patch

Organ (two or three manual)

Robin Robin

for euphonium and piano

Robin Robin

for soprano and piano

Slate, Sea and Sky

Cornet and piano or Eb soprano cornet and piano

Tactus

Harpsichord

The Eagle

Cornet and Piano

The Flower

Mezzo soprano, piano and flute

The Wayfarers

Baritone and piano

Three Trinities

Organ (two or three manual)

Waltz

Piano

Waterloo Bridge

Tenor voice and piano

Why Cats Sit on Doorsteps in the Sun

Wind dectet, piano and optional narrator and/or dancers

Words, Wide Night

Tenor voice, piano and string quartet

Friends for all Seasons

8 part female and male voices barbershop

My Star

Unaccompanied SATB choir or female voice quartet

Robin Robin

for soprano and piano

Secret Flowers

Soprano and piano

The Flower

Mezzo soprano, piano and flute

The Wayfarers

Baritone and piano

Waterloo Bridge

Tenor voice and piano

Words, Wide Night

Tenor voice, piano and string quartet
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