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PANUFNIK Celestial Bird SSAATTBB A Cappella

EP 72512


ROXANNA PANUFNIK

Celestial Bird SSAATTBB A Cappella

EIGENTUM DES VERLEGERS

ALLE RECHTE VORBEHALTEN

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

PETERS EDITION LTD A member of the Edition Peters Group FRANKFURT/M. 路 LEIPZIG 路 LONDON 路 NEW YORK


CELESTIAL BIRD by Jessica Powers O sweet and luminous Bird, Having once renounced Your call, lovely and shy I shall hunger for the finished word. Across the windy sky Of all voiced longing and all music heard. I spread my net for Your bewildering wings, But wings are wiser than the swiftest hands. Where a bird sings I hold my heart, in fear that it would break. I called you through the grief of whip-poor-wills, I watched you on the avenues that make A radiant city on the western hills. Yet since I knew you not, I sought in vain. I called You beauty for its fleet white sound But now in my illumined heart I can release the hound Of love upon whose bruising lease I strain. Oh, he will grasp You where you skim the sod, nor would Your breast, for love is soft as death, Swifter than beauty is, and strong as God.

________________

First performance given by VOCES8 on 2 December 2013, at ‘The Candles Glow’, the Edition Peters Annual Christmas Concert 2013, St Bartholomew the Great, London, UK.

‘Celestial Bird’ by Jessica Powers from The Selected Poetry of Jessica Powers published by ICS Publications, Washington, D.C. All copyrights, Carmelite Monastery, Pewaukee, WI. Used with permission.


for the Sweet and Luminous VOCES8 – thank you xx

Celestial Bird Jessica Powers

Roxanna Panufnik

q = 54 mp Soprano 1

mf

4 4

3

O Sweet and lu - mi - nous Bird,

Soprano 2

4 4

mp

3

Ha - ving once heard your call,

mf

mf

3

Sweet and lu - mi - nous Bird,

Alto 1

4 4

mp

mf

3

lu - mi - nous Bird,

Alto 2

4 4

mp

lu - mi - nous Bird,

Tenor 1

4 4

p Tenor 2

(lu) - mi - nous Bird,

Bass 1

4 4

mp

Bass 2

4 4

mp

call,

call,

call,

mf

(lu - mi)- nous Bird, Edition Peters 72512

heard your call,

mf

(lu - mi)- nous Bird, 3

Ha - ving once heard your call,

mf

3

3

3

mf

3

(lu) - mi - nous Bird,

4 4

love -ly and

mf

3

p

call,

call, Music © Copyright 2013 by Peters Edition Ltd, London ‘Celestial Bird’ by Jessica Powers from The Selected Poetry of Jessica Powers published by ICS Publications, Washington, D.C. All copyrights, Carmelite Monastery, Pewaukee, WI. Used with permission.


2 mp

5

3

S.1 I

shall be

hun - gry

for the

fi - nished

word.

fi - nished

word.

fi -nished

word.

fi - nished

word.

I

fi - nished

word.

I

fi - nished

word.

fi - nished

word.

fi - nished

word.

mp

p

3

S.2 shy,

I

shall be

hun - gry

mp port.

A.1 love -ly

and shy,

hun - gry

p

for the

3

A.2 shy,

I

shall be

hun - gry

p T.1 shy,

p T.2 shy,

p B.1 shy,

p B.2 shy,


3 8

3

port.

S.1 Ac- cross the

win - dy sky

3

3

S.2 Ac- cross the win - dy

sky

Of

all

voiced long - ing

Of

all

long - ing

3

A.1 win - dy

sky

3

A.2 Ac- cross the

win - dy

sky

3

3

T.1 Ac- cross the

win - dy

sky

Of

all

voiced long - ing

3

3

T.2 Ac- cross the win - dy

sky

all

3

voice long - ing

3

B.1 win - dy

sky

all

3

voice long - ing

3

B.2 win - dy

sky

Of

all

voice long - ing

and all


4 11

6 4

S.1 mu-sic

heard,

I spread my net

mu-sic

heard,

I spread my net

4 4

for Your be - wil- der - ing wings,

6 4

S.2

mf

3

mf

3

4 4

for Your be - wil- der - ing wings,

mf

6 4

A.1 mu - sic

heard, spread my net

mu - sic

heard, spread my net

mu - sic

heard, spread my net

mu - sic

heard, spread my net

mu - sic

heard, spread my net

mu - sic

heard, spread my net

3

4 4 wings,

mf

4 4

mf

4 4

3

be - wil - der - ing

6 4

B.2

mf

be - wil - der - ing wings,

6 4

B.1

4 4

3

be - wil - der - ing

6 4

T.2

mf 3

be - wil - der - ing wings,

6 4

T.1

4 4

be - wil - der - ing wings,

6 4

A.2

3

3

wings,

mf

be - wil - der - ing

4 4 wings,


5 14

S.1

S.2

A.1

A.2

T.1

rall.

4 4

4 4

4 4

4 4

mp

(Ah)

the wi

sub.p

mp

(Ah)

the wi

sub.p

mp

(Ah)

than theswift - est hands.

T.2

B.1

4 4

6 4 -

-

6 4 -

-

6 4

3

sub.p

mp

(Ah)

than the

3

p

3

but wings are wi - ser than the swift - est

4 4

mp

sub.p

4 4

hands.

6 4

(Ah)

sub.p

mp

(Ah)

than the

sub.p

6 4

3

6 4

6 4

(Ah)

B.2

4 4

sub.p

(Ah)

6 4


6

Tempo Primo 17

S.1

- ser

S.2

p

- ser

A.1

p floating

5 8

hands.

6 4

6 4

q = 54 or e = 108

p

6 4

Where a bird

p floating

5 8

hands.

p

Where a bird sings,

5 8

A.2

p

5 8

swift - est hands.

T.1

6 4

T.2

6 4

p

swift - est

5 8

hands.

B.1

6 4

5 8

B.2

6 4

5 8 hands.

bird sings,

where a bird sings,

p floating

Where a bird

5 8

where a bird sings,

p floating

Where a

6 4

sings,

sings,

where a bird

sings,

where a


7 21

S.1 where a bird sings,

where

a

sings,

bird

S.2 where a bird sings,

where a

bird sings,

where

a bird sings,

A.1 where a bird sings,

where a bird sings,

where a bird

sings,

where a

A.2 bird sings,

where

a bird sings,

where a bird sings,

where a bird sings,

*) mp B.2 I held my

heart,

in fear

*) If sung in a larger choir, either B1 & B2 can sing this, or it can still be a solo

25

S.1 where

a bird

sings,

where a

bird sings,

where

a

S.2 where a bird sings,

where a bird sings,

where

a bird

sings,

where a

A.1 bird sings,

where

a bird sings,

where a bird

sings,

where a bird sings,

A.2 where a bird

sings,

where a

bird sings,

where

a bird sings,

B.2 that it

would

break.

I

called

You

through

the


8 e = 120

accel. 29

mp

S.1 bird sings,

where a bird sings,

where a bird sings,

where a bird

mp S.2 bird sings,

where

a bird sings,

where a bird sings,

where a bird sings,

mp A.1 where a bird

sings,

where a

bird sings,

where

a

bird sings,

mp A.2 where a bird sings,

where a bird sings,

where a bird

sings,

where a

p T.1 where

where

where

p T.2 where

where

where

where

*) mp B.1 I

watched you

in the

mf B.2 grief

of

whip - poor -

wills,

*) If sung in a larger choir, either B1 & B2 can sing this, or it can still be a solo


9 33

mp

S.1 sings,

where

a

bird

sings,

where

a

bird

sings,

mp S.2 where

a

bird

sings,

where

a

bird

sings,

where

mp A.1 where

a

bird

sings,

where

a

bird

sings,

where

a

bird

mp A.2 bird sings,

where

a

bird sings,

where

a

bird sings,

mp T.1 where

where

where

where

mp T.2 where

where

mf

2

B.1 a -

ve -

nues

that make

a

ra

-

di - ant

ci - ty


10

poco accel. mf

36

7 8

S.1 where a

bird sings,

where a bird sings,

where a bird

sings,

where a

mf

7 8

S.2 a bird

sings,

where a bird sings,

where a bird sings,

where a bird

mf

7 8

A.1 sings,

where

a

bird sings,

where

a bird sings,

where a

bird sings,

mf

7 8

A.2 where a

bird sings,

where a bird sings,

where a bird

sings,

mf

7 8

T.1 a bird sings,

where a bird sings,

where a bird sings,

mf

7 8

T.2 where

where a

bird

sings,

where a

f

3

B.1 on the

3

west - ern

where

a bird

sings,

7 8

hills.

f

B.2 on the

bird sings,

west - ern hills.

7 8


11

Tempo Primo 40

S.1

q = 54

7 8

S.2

sub.p

5 4

bird

7 8

A.1

4 4

3

sings,

(Ah)

sub.p

5 4 sings,

7 8

rall.

4 4

(Ah)

sub.p

5 4

mp

4 4

3

(Ah)

A.2

7 8

5 4

mp

3

Yet since I

T.1

7 8

5 4

I

sub.p

knew

4 4 you

not,

4 4

(Ah)

I knew You

sub.p T.2

7 8

5 4

4 4 (Ah)

sub.p B.1

7 8

5 4

4 4 (Ah)

B.2

7 8

5 4

4 4

sub.p

(Ah)

not,


12

A little faster mp

43

6 4

S.1 I

sought

in

vain.

I

6 4

S.2 sought

in

4 4 vain.

A.1

3

called

mp

p

4 4

vain.

A.2 I

p

p

6 4 sought in

vain.

3

mp

4 4

(Ah)

mp

p

6 4

T.2 I

4 4

sought

in

vain.

mp

6 4

(c)alled

4 4

sought in

6 4

You

mp

You

4 4 vain.

3

vain.

p B.2

You

3

p B.1

You

3

(c)alled

mp

You

3

called

6 4

T.1

4 4

You

mp

called

mp

You

3

called

6 4 sought in

4 4

p

mp

I

q = 58

p

3

mp

You


13 46

mf

p

3

S.1 Beau -

ty

for

its fleet white sound.

lu...

mp

mf

3

3

S.2 Beau

-

ty

sound.

mf

But now in my il - lu

p

3

mp 3

mp

-

mined

-

mined

-

mined

3

A.1 Beau

-

ty

for

its fleet white sound.

in my il - lu

p

mf A.2 Beau

-

ty

fleet white sound.

mf

lu...

p

T.1 Beau

-

ty

sound.

mf

lu...

p

T.2 Beau - ty

sound.

mf

lu...

p

B.1 Beau

-

ty

sound.

lu...

-

ty

sound.

lu

mf B.2 Beau


14 50

mp

f

3

3

S.1 I

can

mp

re - lease the

3

hound

of

love

of

love

u-

love

u-

mf

3

S.2 heart

I

can

re - lease the

hound

mf

3

A.1 heart

I

can

re - lease

the

hound

mf

mp

3

A.2 re - lease

heart

the

hound

love

mp

mf

3

T.1 heart

re - lease

the

hound

love

mp

mf T.2 heart

re - lease

the

hound

of

mf

love

mp

B.1 heart

re - lease

the

hound

of

mf

love

mp

B.2 heart

re - lease

the

hound

of

love


15 53

mf

mp

3

3

port.

S.1 whose

bruis - ing leash

I

strain.

Oh,

mp

3

3

S.2 pon whose bruis - ing leash

I

strain.

Oh,

he willgrasp

Oh,

he

3

A.1 pon whose bruis - ing

leash

I

strain.

3

A.2 whose bruis - ing leash

I

strain.

3

grasp

3

T.1 whose bruis - ing leash

I

strain.

Oh,

he

will

grasp

3

3

T.2 whose bruis - ing leash

I

strain.

he

3

will grasp

3

B.1 leash

I

strain.

he

3

will grasp

3

B.2 leash

I

strain.

Oh,

he

he will

will

grasp


16

rit. 56

6 4

3

S.1 grasp

you

where You skim the sod,

nor

S.2 you

where You skim the sod,

5 4

wound Your breast,

nor

mf

3

6 4

3

mf

3

5 4

wound Your breast,

mf

6 4

3

A.1 you

where

skim the sod,

nor wound

A.2 where

skim the sod,

3

T.1 you

where

skim the sod,

3

T.2 you

where

skim the sod,

3

B.1 you

where

skim the sod,

3

B.2 you

where

skim the sod,

nor

wound

6 4

mf 3

3

nor wound

5 4

mf

5 4

your breast,

3

nor wound

6 4

5 4

your breast,

nor wound

6 4

mf

your breast,

nor wound

6 4

5 4 Your breast,

3

6 4

3

you

3

mf

5 4

your breast,

mf 3

your breast,

5 4


17

rall. 59

S.1

q = 54

5 4

sub.p

3

4 4

3

4 4

love

S.2

sub.p

5 4

love

A.1

soft as

sub.p

5 4

4 4

love

A.2

death,

mp

soft as

sub.p

5 4

mp

3

death,

swif - ter

mp

4 4

swif - ter

love

mp

T.1

5 4

for

T.2

5 4

4 4 love

is

soft

as

death,

4 4

p

love

B.1

5 4

4 4

p

love

B.2

5 4

4 4

p

love

is

soft

as

than

3

than


18 61 mp

mf

3

S.1 swif - ter than beau - ty

is,

and

mf

3

S.2 swif - ter than beau - ty

is,

and

ff

4 4 strong

as

strong

as

mf

beau - ty

is,

and

mf A.2 beau - ty

is,

and

p

mf

T.1 love,

and

mf T.2 and

mf B.1 death,

and

mf B.2 soft

as

death

and

strong

as

strong

as

strong

as

strong

as

strong

as

strong

as

6 4

God.

ff

4 4

6 4

God.

ff

4 4

6 4

God.

ff

4 4

6 4

God.

ff

4 4

6 4

God.

ff

4 4

6 4

God.

ff

4 4

A.1

God.

ff

4 4

6 4

God.

6 4


Celestial Bird

Roxanna Panufnik (b. 1968) studied at the Royal Academy of Music, and has written opera, ballet, music theatre, choral, chamber and film music. Key works include Westminster Mass, written for Westminster Cathedral Choir to mark Cardinal Hume’s 75th birthday, and settings of Vikram Seth’s Beastly Tales, commissioned by the BBC for Patricia Rozario and the City of London Sinfonia; harp concerto Powers & Dominions; violin concerto Abraham – for Daniel Hope – which exists also as an overture for the World Orchestra for Peace, premiered in Jerusalem under Valery Gergiev; Schola Missa de Angelis (choir of London Oratory School and brass octet); and The Generation of Love, a Shakespeare sonnet cycle (Mark Padmore, Richard Watkins, Julius Drake).

PANUFNIK

Roxanna Panufnik

Roxanna Panufnik ( *1968) studierte an der Royal Academy of Music und schuf Kompositionen für Oper, Ballett und Musiktheater sowie Chor-, Kammer- und Filmmusik. Zu ihren wichtigsten Werken gehören: die Westminster Mass für den Westminster Cathedral Choir, entstanden zum 75. Geburtstag des Londoner Erzbischofs Kardinal Hume; Vertonungen nach Vikram Seths Beastly Tales für Patricia Rozario und die City of London Sinfonia, ein Auftragswerk der BBC; das Harfenkonzert Powers & Dominions; das Violinkonzert Abraham für Daniel Hope, das auch als Ouvertüre für das World Orchestra for Peace existiert und in dieser Form unter Valery Gergiev in Jerusalem uraufgeführt wurde; Schola Missa de Angelis (Chor der London Oratory School und Blechbläseroktett) sowie The Generation of Love, ein Zyklus von Shakespeare-Sonetten (Mark Padmore, Richard Watkins, Julius Drake).

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