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  • £47.00

    S.O.S. - Benny Andersson - Frank Bernaerts

    Estimated delivery 10-12 days
  • £86.00

    O Helga natt - Adolphe Adam - Jerker Johansson

    O Holy Night is a very well-known Christmas carol. The origin of the carol is French beginning with the words: "Minuit! Chretiens, c'est l'heure solennelle". It is about the birth of Jesus and was written in 1843 by a wine merchant and poet by the name of Placide Cappeau (1808??"77). He turned to the composer Adolphe Adam (1803??"56) and asked him to write a suitable melody. The result was brilliant and the carol was premiered in Cappeau's home town Roquemaure in 1847 by the opera singer Emily Laurey. Based on Cappeau's French text, the English version was written in 1855 by an American Unitarian (Calvinist) minister by the name of John Sullivan Dwight (1813??"93).Adolphe Adam was the son of the pianist and composer Louis Adam (1758??"1848), who did not want his son to follow in his foot-steps as a musician. However, Adolphe wanted otherwise, and already at the age of 17 he was accepted to study at the music conservatoire in Paris. He was a student under Francois Adrien Boieldieu and composed several comical operas that became successful. After the July-revolution 1830 Adam moved to London. He worked for a couple of years before returning to Paris, where he founded a new opera house in 1847, the Theatre national. After the revolution in 1848 it had to close and Adam was ruined, why he had to go back to composing. In 1856 he concluded the ballet Le Corsaire, which together with the ballet Giselle are his most performed works today.

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
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    O Mio Babbino Caro - Giacomo Puccini - Phillip Littlemore

    O Mio Babbino Caro (Oh My Dear Papa) is taken from the opera Gianni Schicchi by Giacomo Puccini. It is sung by Schicchi's daughter,?Lauretta. after tensions between Schicchi and his prospective in-laws have reached a breaking point that threaten to separate her from Rinuccio, the boy she loves. The story of Gianni Schicchi concerns a rich old man who dies leaving all his possessions to the local monastery. His outraged relatives agree to Gianni Schicchi impersonating the dead man so that he can dictate a new will. In doing so, Schicchi manages to bequeath himself the dead man's most hotly contested possessions - his mule, his house and his mills. This means that Schicchi?can now provide a full dowry to enable his daughter to marry. It is the second opera of Puccini’s operatic triptych, which also includes Il Tabarro and Suor Angelica . Item Code: TPBB-010 Duration: c.2'00"

    Estimated delivery 5-7 days
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    The Gartan Mother's Lullaby | trad. arr. William Hill

    "The Gartan Mothers Lullaby"Dusk is drawn and the Green Man's thorn is wreathed in rings of fog,Siabra sails his boat till morn, upon the starry bog.A leanbhan O, the pale moon hath brimmed her cusp in dew,And weeps to hear the sad sleep-tune, I sing O love of you.A lovely Irish melody from Co. Donegal; the lullaby of a mother to her child. The song refers to a number of figures in Irish mythology, places in Ireland and words in the Irish language.The best known recording of the song was made by Meryl Streep in 2000.

  • £20.00

    O Magnum Mysterium - Phillip Littlemore

    For centuries, composers have been inspired by the beautiful O Magnum Mysterium text depicting the birth of the new-born King among the lowly animals and shepherds. Morten Lauridsen one of America’s most loved and most performed living composers, noted for his music's spirituality and beautiful sounds. This arrangment is rich in colour, deeply spiritual and intensely moving and has been transcribed by from the original unaccompanied choral setting. A sound clip of this piece can be found here Item Code: 0-571-56992-7 Duration: c.6'10"

    Estimated delivery 5-7 days
  • £40.00

    O Mio Babbino Caro - Giacomo Puccini

    Giacomo Puccini composed Gianni Schicchi in 1918. It was the third opera of Il trittico (a trilogy). O mio babbino caro is a famous arietta sung by Gianni Schicchi's daughter Lauretta. The song is very melodic and it has a beautiful harmonization. This arrangement is ideal for smaller bands or bands missing certain players as it offers alternatives for many parts and will make an ideal encore.

    Estimated delivery 10-14 days
  • £127.00

    ABBA Forever - ANDERSSON, Benny / ULVAEUS, Bjorn (Arr.: John Glenesk Mortimer)

    Super Trouper / Mamma Mia / Hasta Manana / S.O.S / I do, I do, I do

    Estimated delivery 10-14 days

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  • £19.50

    O HOLY NIGHT - S. Booth

    Estimated delivery 5-7 days
  • £17.50

    O Holy Night - Adolphe Adam arr John Iveson

    This piece has achieved considerable popularity in recent years, and is regularly featured in programmes of Christmas music. This arrangement portrays the character of the music faithfully, with warm sonorities, and will be a welcome addition to any band's Christmas Concert.

    Estimated delivery 10-14 days