2 edition of sacred choral music of Healey Willan found in the catalog.
sacred choral music of Healey Willan
William Edward Marwick
|LC Classifications||ML410.W73 M27 1974, ML410 W73 M27 1974|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||v, 278 leaves.|
|Number of Pages||278|
VOGTwho wrote a number of short choral selections. In he founded the Tudor Singers, which he conducted until it disbanded in In Willan emigrated to Canada. At thy look my soul Soars as a flame Toward heaven, whence it came.
Reply Leave a Reply. Willan had composed at least two masses, numerous anthems and hymns, and much instrumental music by this time, but his output in the liturgical realm would swell immensely, especially afterthe year he resigned his post at St. Paul's to become choir director at the Church of St. Compositions[ edit ] While serving as the organist and choirmaster at St. Healey Willan Singers.
The conservatory was part of the University of Toronto. His non-sacred opus includes some 50 choral works, song arrangements for voice with piano accompaniment, many works for piano solo, for voice with instrumental accompaniment, two symphonies, a piano concerto, chamber works, incidental music for stage works, ballad operas, and at least one important opera Deirdre. For example, many of his liturgical compositions employ western church modes from a thousand years ago and the modality and harmony of late nineteenth-century Russian Orthodox choral music. Choir of the Church of St. He also confessed a deep and abiding interest in Wagner. Having served churches in England, Willan left for Canada in to serve as organist and choirmaster at St.
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Vn, piano. Contributions to choral composition by English composers living in Canada were made by Charles A. D Cantuar ; in Willan, "the Dean of Canadian composers"  became the first non-English church musician to be so honoured; subsequently, many Canadian universities followed suit.
In he served as president of the Authors and Composers Association of Canada, and in that same year he founded the Tudor Singers, a voice mixed choir that he conducted in concerts of Renaissance music until latewhen World War II forced its disbandment.
Inhe resigned his post at St.
His larger choral works, however, were very Romantic in nature. His recital programs were respectable, though he didn't regard himself as a brilliant concert organist and claimed he couldn't play his own major works; generally, organ recitals bored him 'The organ is a dull instrument'and he facetiously remarked that the only ones he could sit through were those he played himself.
He remained at St. For example, many of his liturgical compositions employ western church modes from a thousand years ago and the modality and harmony of late nineteenth-century Russian Orthodox choral music.
One of his first tongue-in-cheek acts was to set the constitution to music. He studied piano and organ, harmony and counterpoint, was successively appointed assistant school librarian, librarian, and assistant librarian at the church itself, then attained the envied position of 'doctor's boy,' which entailed assisting the church organist by setting out the proper music, dusting the organ keys, and turning on the pneumatic engine.
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Both theories carry historical weight and academic merit, but the latter is no doubt more prominent in the mind of those who continue to celebrate St. James Healey Willan — was an Anglo-Canadian organist and composer. When he did take his leave the headmaster and organist-choirmaster, Walter Hay Sangster, paid him what Willan regarded as a high compliment: 'I shall miss you.
ByWillan was assisting with choir practice. The voices with the higher tessitura are designated by the term "first. Med orch. Saviour's untilwhen he began working as organist and choirmaster at several London-area churches.
Winters, eds. Willan nominated himself, resigned from St Paul's on 12 October he called the act a birthday present from himselfand began an association with St Mary's that was to last till his death with the exception of the period August September Reply Leave a Reply.
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Among the many tributes to Roberts that evening was a performance by the well-known baritone and music educator, James Campbell McInnes, who was "enthusiastically applauded when he sang Roberts’ poem ‘At Thy Voice My Heart Wakes,’ set to music by Dr.
Healey Willan.". Category:Willan, Healey Works by this person are most likely not public domain within the EU and in those countries where the copyright term is life+70 years. They may also be protected by copyright in the USA, unless published beforein which case they are PD there as well.
By Healey Willan. SATB, a cappella Choral Octavo. This a cappella motet offers beautifully linear vocal lines. From hushed to soaring, Healy Willan's careful vocal shaping is evident. "O how glorious is the Kingdom wherein all the saints rejoice!"Brand: Alfred Music.
HEALEY WILLAN ( - ) Healey Willan, C.C. (b. Balham, England, Oct. 12,; d. Toronto, Feb,) composer, organist and teacher. Admitted as an Associate of the Royal College of Organists, and Fellow,from –13 he was organist and. James Healey Willan was an Anglo-Canadian organist and composer.
He composed more than works including operas, symphonies, chamber music, a concerto, and pieces for band, orchestra, organ, and piano. He is best known for his church music. — Biography — Willan was born in EnglandBorn: 12 OctoberLondon, England.