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Michael Tippett

Born: 1905. Died: 1998. Lived in: England

(Born; London, 2 Jan 1905)died 1998. English composer. He studied with C. Wood and Kitson at the RCM (1923-8), then settled in Oxted, Surrey, where he taught, conducted a choir and began to compose. However, dissatisfaction with his technique led him to take further lessons with Morris (1930-32), and he published nothing until he was into his mid-30s. By then he was conducting at Morley College, of which he became music director in 1940; there he performed his oratorio A Child of our Time (1941), which uses a story of Nazi atrocity but draws no simple moral from it, concluding rather that we must recognize within ourselves both good and evil. Earlier works, like the String Quartet no.1 and the Concerto for double string orchestra, had married Stravinskian neo-classicism with a bounding rhythm that came from the English madrigal, but the oratorio added to these a Baroque concept of form and black spirituals to replace the chorales of a Protestant Passion. It also made clear Tippett's willingness to exert himself in the public world, which he did again as a conscientious objector in 1943 in accepting imprisonment rather than conscription.

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Michael Tippett : 5 Negro Spirituals : SSAATTBB : 01 Songbook : 073999654066 : 49002426

Michael Tippett : 5 Negro Spirituals

These arrangements of the Five Spirituals grew from the arranger's desire to see a larger and more interesting repertoire for mixed choruses, and were created with the approval of Tippett's biographer and execture, Merion Bowen. Whilst the spirituals suit mixed choruses of various sizes and remain as 'basically simple' as the originals, there are several musical challenges in the arrangements.

Songlist: Steal Away, Nobody Knows, Go Down Moses, By And By, Deep River

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Voicing: SSAATTBB | 8770b | Songbook | $10.95 | A Cappella


Michael Tippett : Five Spirituals from 'A Child of Our Time' : TTBB : 01 Songbook : 884088026899 : 49012962

Michael Tippett : Five Spirituals from 'A Child of Our Time'

These arrangements of the Five Spirituals grew from the arranger's desire to see a larger and more interesting repertoire for male choruses, and were created with the approval of Tippett's biographer and execture, Merion Bowen. Whilst the spirituals suit male choruses of various sizes and remain as 'basically simple' as the originals, there are several musical challenges in the arrangements.

Songlist: Steal Away, Nobody Knows, Go Down Moses, By And By, Deep River

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Voicing: TTBB | 9137b | Songbook | $9.95 | A Cappella


Michael Tippett : Dance, Clarion Air (1952) : SSATB : Songbook : 073999339697 : 49002373

Michael Tippett : Dance, Clarion Air (1952)

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Voicing: SSATB | 70779b | Songbook | $11.50 | A Cappella


Michael Tippett : Early One Morning : SATB : Songbook : 884088072612 : 49002764

Michael Tippett : Early One Morning

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Voicing: SATB | 70780b | Songbook | $10.95


Michael Tippett : Lilliburlero : SATB : Songbook : 073999498349 : 49002765

Michael Tippett : Lilliburlero

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Voicing: SATB | 70781b | Songbook | $10.95


Michael Tippett : Over the Sea to Skye : SATB : Songbook : 073999755947 : 49014941

Michael Tippett : Over the Sea to Skye

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Voicing: SATB | 70782b | Songbook | $12.95

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