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Peter Maxwell Davies

Publisher: Chester Music

One Star, at Last (1984)
commissioned for the Choir of King's College
Text Writer
George Mackay Brown
Publisher
Chester Music Ltd
Category
Chorus a cappella / Chorus plus 1 instrument
Year Composed
1984
Duration
4 Minutes
Chorus
SATB
Language
English
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Peter Maxwell Davies One Star, at Last (1984)
Davies's carols have the exceedingly rare quality of being simple but not condescending, natural sounding but full of interest, beautiful but not sentimental. Their style is quite distinctive. Whether Latin or English, the texts come from medieval sources, and the music seems to strike back to the Middle Ages in its rhythmic life and its pure modality, though the common seconds and tritones make these very much twentieth-century pieces.


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  • Ensemble
    BBC Singers
    Conductor
    Simon Joly
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  • Ensemble
    Choir of King's College Cambridge
    Conductor
    Stephen Cleobury
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    BBC Singers
    Conductor
    Stephen Cleobury
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