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3 PART CHOIR
Where is the Light - Alun Cook
3 Part Choir and Piano

A song of lost love! Suitable for male or female young voices - intended for teenage choirs. Ideally needs a sandpaper block backing (quaver pulse) - not hi-hat or shakers - needs to be entirley accent-free - use stops at appropriate moments. I will write a part if anyone requests one.

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SATB Choir
Dear Lord and Father of Mankind - Parry arr. Alun Cook
SATB Choir

The original, "Long Since in Egypt's Plenteous Land" was part of the Parry's Oratorio "Judith", with words added later by John Whittier. I have arranged this Brass Quintet, 10 Piece Brass Ensemble and Brass Band, and it has been performed at many weddings, both as an instrumental and as a hymn. However, you will hear that the congregation need to be musical or have some sort of direction as there are several traps to fall into. If you have a choir to hand then this SATB version will make life much easier.

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SOPRANO, CLARINET and PIANO
Three Runcible Songs - Alun Cook/Edward Lear
for Soprano, Clarinet and Piano

Written for the combination famously used by Schubert in "Shepherd on the Rock", this set of Three Runcible Songs use the "Nonsense" verses of Edward Lear. Light hearted in nature and may be sung in any order or individually. The three pieces were composed for The Millfield Trio and you can find them on Facebook

Dingle Bank bemoans the fate of some mythical Liverpool school children. It should be played as fast as the Soprano feels her diction can survive, and performed with a comical attitude.
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The Owl and the Pussy-cat is a famous childrens' poem, told to generations of English youngsters. This is a slow lyrical piece but needs flexiblilty and a touch of humour to perfect. Don't be afraid to play around with the tempos.

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Calico Pie is truly "Nonsense", with Calico Jam and a Syllabub Sea and features a Willeby-Wat and birds who sing "Tilly-Loo", but don't worry - they never come back!

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Love on the Levels - Trad./Alun Cook
for Soprano, Clarinet and Piano

Written for the combination famously used by Schubert in "Shepherd on the Rock", this set of songs are taken from the collection "Folk Songs from Somerset" published in 1904 by Cecil Sharp. The first, Bridgwater Fair, is a traditional setting. The second, The Drowned Lover keeps the original melody and words but the harmonies are much more devoped. The third, The Witch of Wookie Hole uses two folk melodies but the words are my own and tell of a Somerset legend.

Bridgwater Fair - Cecil Sharpe heard this sung by William Bailey of Cannington and Henry Tindall of Wedmore, and is similar to many folk tunes heard around the country with the words adapted to suit the locality. The folk of the local villages of Stowey, Stogursey, Cannington and Fiddington are off to the fair but the unreasonable request of the curmudgeonly narrator is that Master John ignores the real delights of the fair - something that no self-respecting young lad is likely to even consider.

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The Drowned Lover - This sad lament, mourning the death of a sailor discovered washed up on the beach by his lover, was recorded by Cecil Sharp in Bridgwater. Sung by Mr James Bale who comes from a sea-faring family of many generations, the song mostly likely originates from the battle of Sole Bay (rather than Stokes Bay).

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The Witch of Wookey Hole - There is a tale that a mysteriously shaped Stalagmite in the caves at Wookey is really the remains of a Witch who came to a bad end. This story tells of how it might have happened. The music combines the melodies of "Blow Away the Morning Dew" (heard in Hambridge and Compton Martin), and "Just as he Tide was a-flowing" (from Curry Rivel).

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Where is the Light! - Alun Cook
Trio for Soprano, Clarinet and Piano

"Shepherd on the Rock" this is not, but written for the same combination. If you feel the need for a lighter piece in your concert programme this might well fit the bill. A song of unrequited love.

Also available in a version for 3 part female choir with piano.

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