ED10065 - A Child of our Time - vocal score Default title

A Child of our Time - vocal score

ISBN: 9781847611567, Stock code: ED10065 new
The oratorio 'A Child of Our Time' was Tippett's artistic and emotional response to the events that led to the 'Kristallnacht' pogrom of November 1938. For his oratorio Tippett... Read more
RRP £25.99
1 in stock
  • Immediate despatch Tick
  • Info Full description
Info Full description

More about this title

A Child of our Time - vocal score

The oratorio 'A Child of Our Time' was Tippett's artistic and emotional response to the events that led to the 'Kristallnacht' pogrom of November 1938. For his oratorio Tippett used as his formal and historical models the Bach Passions and Handel's Messiah which share with this contemporary morality the subject of the death of an individual set against the universal background of human suffering. Tippett's use of the spiritual as a contemporary equivalent for the Lutheran chorale of the Bach settings draws his audience more closely into the drama through the spirituals' 'unique verbal and musical metaphor'.

Part I
1. Chorus
2. The Argument. Alto solo
3. Scena: Chorus and Alto Solo
4. The Narrator. Bass Solo
5. Chorus of the Oppressed
6. Tenor Solo
7. Soprano Solo
8. A Spiritual: Chorus and Soli
Part II
9. Chorus
10. The Narrator. Bass Solo
11. Double Chorus of Persecutors and Persecuted
12. The Narrator. Bass Solo
13. Chorus of the Self-righteous
14. The Narrator. Bass Solo
15. Scena: The Mother, the Uncle and Aunt, and the Boy. Solo Quartet
16. A Spiritual. Chorus and Soli
17. Scena: Duet, Bass and Alto
18. The Narrator. Bass Solo
19. The Terror. Chorus
20. The Narrator. Bass Solo
21. A Spiritual of Anger. Chorus and Bass Solo
22. The boy sings in his Prison. Tenor Solo
23. The Mother. Soprano Solo
24. Alto Solo
25. A Spiritual. Chorus and Soprano Solo
Part III: 26. Chorus
27. Alto Solo
28. Scena: Bass Solo and Chorus
29. General Ensemble. Chorus and Soli
30. A Spiritual. Chorus and Soli 

Try our sheet music service today!

Over the years the landscape of the music publishing world has changed, but our resolve to provide a valuable and independent service to teachers, schools and other educational establishments has never been stronger.

Read on below and discover what makes Chamberlain Music's Sheet Music department so unique...

The lowest prices and a personalised service

Every single one of the 26,500+ titles we hold in stock (including ABRSM and Trinity exam books) is available for same day despatch/collection and next day delivery. We also offer very quick order times on out of stock items.

A one-stop shop for music teachers

We are able to offer discounts for teachers you simply won't find elsewhere. It's no surprise that we're the preferred choice for so many!

Research services tailored to your needs

We are always prepared to go the extra mile - from researching different themes, to sourcing difficult to find series and editions, all you have to do is ask!

There's no substitute for experience

With decades of combined experience in the industry, our team can find the exact piece of sheet music you need in whatever quantity you require.

Sheet music consultancy

To find out more about how our sheet music consultancy service can help, please contact Holly Baker, available in person on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays:

Phone (01428) 647592 Email holly@
Star Reviews