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Shawn Kirchner - Pat-a-Pan


SATB divisi

Arranger:      Shawn Kirchner
Music Category:       Choral
Format:      Sheet Music
Dimensions:      10.50 X 6.75, 16 pages
Item Code:      48024876

Here is a lively and intricate setting of the classic French carol that builds to a powerful close. In imitation of the flute and drum mentioned in the carol, the singes play back and forth with their tu-re-lu-re-lu's and pat-a-pat-a-pan's on interludes throughout the piece. After a straightforward first verse, the second presents the melody mysteriously, in pianissimo octaves, while a tu-re-lu-re-lu ostinato trades off in the inner parts. The third verse presents the melody in a three-part canon, and finally, anchored by a powerful 3-part women's texture reminiscent of Britten's This Little Babe, the fourth verse rises to a powerful and rafter-raising conclusion.

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