Colin Tanser: Everyman (for lyres and children's voices)
Based on the theme of the fifteenth century morality play, with words from Psalms 133 & 137 and William Wordsworth's Rainbow.
Scored for four lyre parts (soprano, alto, easy and tenor/bass) and children's voices.
21 pages of music (score) and set of five photocopiable parts.
skill level: A-D depending on the part
It was attended by players from several parts of the world and was first performed by 200 lyre players. It includes a children’s choir and the awakening call of bells. It continues to be played throughout many different countries.
‘Everyman’ is a Morality Play of the C15. On his journey towards the end of his earthly life, not knowing where his journey is taking him, he finds that his friends: Strength, Beauty and Knowledge have all forsaken him. Only Good-Deeds will stay with Everyman to the end and assures him, “Fear not, I will speak for Thee.”
And as the music finishes, all sing together of a hope for future brotherhood and unity amongst all people on our earth.
The individual parts may all be photocopied where required, but only for use within the purchasing organisation.