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The Story of the Long Man of Wilmington

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A cantata for SATB choir & orchestra that explores the story of the ancient Sussex hill-figure, the Long Man of Wilmington.

Nine movements with lyrics by a varity of poets, interspersed with extracts of prose.

1) Up From The Hollow (A. Sawyer, 1928)

2) When You Rise (Akhenaten, 1330BC)

3) Keeping Watch (M. Cunningham, 1996)

4) Away, Away (Shelly, 1822) & I Have Been A Multitude of Shapes (Taliesin, 550AD)

5) Aeterne Rerum Conditor (St. Ambrose, 330AD)

6) Take The Free World Of Forms (Goethe, 1831)

7) Mystical Call (G. Purslove, 1930)

8) Hymn to Diana (B. Jonson, 1600)

9) Midsummer Night on Wilmington (G. Martineau, 1924)

Funded by Arts Council England and the Ambache Trust.

First performed by Harlequin Chamber Choir and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Boxgrove Priory, Chichester, March 7th 2020, conducted by Dr Amy Bebbington.

Details

The Story of the Long Man of Wilmington
Year:
2019
Category:
Chorus + Orchestra
Minutes:
40
Total Number of Instruments:
16

Instrumentation

Choir
1
Clarinet
1
Flute
1
French horn
1
Percussion
2
Strings
12
Timpani
1
Trumpet
1

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On Windover Hill

Location 
Wilmington, East Sussex , East Sussex
United Kingdom
50° 49' 4.9836" N, 0° 11' 29.436" E
East Sussex GB