Celtic Choirbook (20 Arrangements for Mixed Choir). For Mixed Choir. Schott. Celtic. Collection. 60 pages. Schott Music #ED9760. Published by Schott Music (HL.49015702).
ISBN 3795757746. Celtic. 6.25x9.5 inches.
Celtic music is enjoying a well-deserved revival. This revival may have been inspired by historical Hollywood epics, by popular dance acts such as Riverdance, by Michael Flatley or purely by the emotional power of Celtic melodies. The songs all tell stories that have been passed down through successive generations, with more facets than any other kind of traditional music: some are melancholy dirges, some playful and lively dance tunes. This book brings together 20 of these traditional melodies in contemporary, modern arrangements for mixed chorus. In them you will find homophonic movements, sweeping melodic lines, vocal imitations of Celtic instruments and rousing rhythms. The irresistible charm of this music will leave no choral singer unmoved and is bound to find favour with audiences.