There is no rose is a setting of the much loved medieval poem as set by composers such as Britten, Joubert and Richard Rodney Bennett. My setting follows a different Britten piece as a model, his early masterpiece Hymn to the Virgin – here, like there, an off-stage semi-chorus intones the Latin phrases in a much more austere fashion to the material in the main choir. The two choirs never perform together and it is the austere material that ends the work, fading into the distance.
|Place of Publication||Newport, Gwent|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2013|
Cooke, P. A. (Author). (2013). There is no rose: A Carol for SATB choir with off-stage quartet. Composition, Newport, Gwent: Cadenza. Retrieved from http://www.phillipcooke.com/list-of-works/choral-20/sacred/carols/there-is-no-rose-2013/