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All-weather friends

No. 4 from "The Same Flame"
upper voices (SA) and piano
Ein ideales Stück für junge Chöre, hauptsächlich einstimmig gesetzt und nur mit einigen optionalen Stimmteilungen versehen. Dieser herzerwärmende Satz zum Thema Freundschaft verwendet dabei auch Wörter anderer Kulturen, die alle „Freund“ bedeuten.
Product number: BH 12531
Edition: Choral score
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Commissioned by the Somerset, England based charity, Churchill Music!, The Same Flame was inspired by Pierre de Coubertin’s ideals of Olympism which gave rise to the modern Olympic and Paralympic values: Respect, Excellence, Friendship, Courage, Equality, Determination and Inspiration. These seven values are celebrated in five movements, so four of them had to double up – Friendship with Equality and Courage with Determination. Each movement is scored for slightly different choral forces, so the work is varied. Also individual movements may suit different choirs giving the opportunity for individual performance or collaboration between choirs. All five movements of The Same Flame are published as individual octavos. A complete vocal score is available on request from the publishers.
Ideal for younger choirs due to its approachability, voicing and focus on friendship, "All-weather friends" is mostly in unison with some optional and approachable divisi. This heart-warming movement also introduces words from other countries and cultures that mean ‘friend’: Japanese, Georgian, Turkish, Swahili, and others.

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All-weather friends
No. 4 from "The Same Flame"
Choral score
Level of difficulty:
very easy - easy
Boosey & Hawkes
7 ′
Commissioned work :
Commissioned by Churchill Music! and supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England

Technical Details

Product number:
BH 12531
0,05 kg
18.5cm x 26cm
Saddle-wire stitching

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