Five Days that Changed the World

Charles Bennett, Bob Chilcott (Composer)

Research output: Non-Textual OutputComposition

Abstract

Setting a newly written text by Charles Bennett, this fifteen-minute choral work takes singers on a journey through five historical events: the invention of printing, the abolition of slavery, the first powered flight, the discovery of penicillin, and the first man in space. In each movement, music and words come together to create a strikingly vivid and personal account of each protagonist's experience, from the printer seeing 'each letter like a person' to the astronaut commenting on the beauty of our planet from space. Chilcott's music is as captivating as ever, with energy in abundance alongside moments of clarity and stillness.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherOxford University Press
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2013

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