Adding to a line of recent successes, CAILÍNO Music Publishers continue by releasing ANGEL composed by LIAM BATES.
- A Cappella
‘Choice of repertoire is an important factor in the enjoyment and success of a choir at a competition or festival. Choirs are constantly searching for new music that will make their programme stand out; a showcase work that both challenges the singers and leaves an indelible impression on the listener.
Liam Bates’ ANGEL is both delicate and immense. Choirs will relish showcasing their full dynamic and expressive range in this powerful piece. Close harmony opens out to expansive declamatory chords all achieved through compelling harmonic progressions.
Recalling a prayer from his childhood, the composer gives us a setting which is tender and reassuring but also intense and luminous. Largely homophonic in texture – a conscious decision to keep the text central – the moments of choral divisi bring an array of vivid harmonic colour and subtle rhythmic interplay. Beautiful!’ - CAILÍNO.