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        Twist

        Born in Australia and now living in the United States, composer/arranger Joe Twist is a versatile and eclectic musician. Straddling film music and concert music arenas, his music crosses genres ranging ancient vocal music, opera, contemporary orchestral music, jazz, musical theatre and cabaret. Twist has a wealth of experience in Choral Music as both a singer and composer, receiving numerous commissions and performances of his music from choirs both in Australia around the world, including The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge, Chanticleer, Voces8, The Idea Of North, The Young New Yorkers’ Chorus, L.A. Choral Lab, Gondwana Voices, National Youth Choir of Australia, Brisbane Chamber Choir, Sydney Chamber Choir, The Choir of St James Sydney, The Australian Voices, Adelaide Chamber Singers and many others.

        Works

        Title Description Composer Voicing

        Do not Stand at my Grave and Weep

        #MM2031

        A lovely setting of this beloved text by Mary Frye, which speaks comfort as it were, beyond the grave. For unaccompanied SATB choir, Joe Twist wrote it for Graeme Morton and the National Youth Choir of Australia. Highly recommended.

         

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        Hombres, Victoria, Victoria (from Three Motets after Victoria)

        #MM2034(c)

        The third of Joseph Twist’s “Victoria Triptch”. Suitable for concert use, and liturgically especially at Christmas.

        Victory, mankind! Because against all of hell, The crying of a tender child ensures our glory.

        Available in the set of Three Motets after Victoria – not available singly.

        The recording is by the Choir of St James Church, King Street, Sydney.

         

        Lamentation of Jeremiah (from Three Motets after Victoria)

        #MM2034(b)

        The second of Joseph Twist’s “Victoria Triptych” this piece quotes from Victoria’s Lamentation, adding new modern elements clothed in a rich, plaintive harmonic language. Suitable for concert and liturgical use, and making musical references to Victoria’s Lamentations throughout.

        Available in the set of Three Motets after Victoria – not available singly.

        On The Night Train

        #MM2032
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        or in Australia from Hal Leonard Australia (wholesale) VIA YOUR PREFERRED SUPPLIER.

        Rain Dream

        #MM2033

        A highly imaginative choral piece for SSAA choir and piano. In it a young child who lives in the dry central Australian outback and has never seen rain dreams of what it would like to be in a thunderstorm. The work eventually becomes a sort of rain dance with chanting of “Wandjina”, an Australian Aboriginal rain spirit.

         

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        or in Australia from Hal Leonard Australia (wholesale) VIA YOUR PREFERRED SUPPLIER.

        Three Motets after Victoria

        #MM2034

        This “Victoria Triptych” was written in 2011, the 400th anniversary of the death of the great Spanish polyphonist, Thomas Luis de Victoria. For unaccompanied SATB choir, and with divided parts, these wonderful Latin motets remind us that the great motet tradition is still vibrant and flourishing. The individual titles, recorded by the choir of St James King Street, Sydney, one of three commissioning choirs, are:

        Versa est in Luctum

        Lamentation of Jeremiah

        Hombres, Victoria, Victoria!

        Versa est in Luctum (from Three Motets after Victoria)

        #MM2034(a)

        Number one of Twist’s “Victoria Triptych”. My harp is tuned for lamentation, and my flute to the voice of those who weep. Spare me, O Lord, for my days are as nothing (trans. Miguel Iglesias)

        Available in the set of Three Motets after Victoria – not available singly.