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Nowell (in the Lithuanian manner)

for SA choir

Year:  1995   ·  Duration:  2m

Year:  1995
Duration:  2m

Jack Body

Composer:   Jack Body

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One of the most beautiful and intriguing polyphonic traditions is that of Lithuanian folk music, which exploits the interval of a second. By allowing the voices to leap-frog over each other a piquant sonority is achieved without forcing the singers to move in parallel motion. I’ve used this principle in my little Nowell setting for Baroque Voices.

– Jack Body

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Performance history

25 Nov 1995: Performed by Baroque Voices, directed by Pepe Becker

27 Jun 2009: Wellington Shines

28 Jun 2014: Performed by Baroque Voices, director Pepe Becker at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Wellington.

16 Aug 2020: Performed by Baroque Voices as part of 'Bingen to Becker' at The Third Eye, Wellington

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