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Andrew

Howes

Moss Stone Cantic


for SATB Choir

composed at Turon Gates, in July, 2013

Moss stone cantic


Blue water, deep water Resting deep. Flow away down-river, soundless in the green twig-rushes.

Calm water, sing away, in gentle air and whispers in the rushes, where the wind sings with the river.

Pale water, sweep away down-river and rush, in joyous cries, to the sea, and the deep water.

Andrew Howes 04/07/2013

Moss Stone Cantic


Duration: 4'30'' Words & music by Andrew Howes

Espansivo q = 60
pp
3

Soprano

3 &4

o , o ,

pp
3 J

o ,

pp


Blue

J
p

wa - ter

pp

Alto

3 &4
pp

#
Blue

# #
p

j
wa - ter

,o

Tenor

3 &4 J Blue
pp

n J
3 3

o pp ,
o wa pp , ter

o ,

Bass

3 ?4
Blue

#
wa - ter

o , 3 # # J
p

mp p

pp
3

< n> S. &


Res - ting

p warmly

< n> J
Flow

J
a -way
3

j
down - ri ver

j 4 4
Deep p warmly

p A.

mp

pp

j & j
Res - ting deep,


Flow mp

j
a -way
3


down - ri ver pp

j 4 4 #
Deep p warmly

p T.

& # Res- ting


p


bass 1 bass 2

mp

#
Flow

n J
a -way down - ri - ver

#j 4 4
Deep p warmly

B.

? J
Res- ting


and


Flow

j 4 4
Deep

4
12

mp

4 S. & 4

o p mf 3 3 < n> 7 4 J J 8
Flow a - way

p sub.

mp

3 7 # 3 j 4 8 4
Res - ting sound - less. In the green

wa - ter.

mp A.

4 & 4<#>

o p mf 3 3 j j7 4 8 n o
p
Flow a - way mf

p sub.

mp

3 7 3 j 4 8 4 # n
Res - ting p sub. sound - less mp p In the green

wa - ter mp

T.

4 & 4 <#>
?4 4


wa - ter mp

3 4
o
Flow p

7 j3 j 3 7 3 8 8 4 J 4
a -way mf Res - ting p sub. sound - less mp p In the green

B.


wa - ter.

3 4
Flow

7 j3 j j 3 7 3 8 4 8 4
a -way Res - ting sound - less. In the green

rall.
17

mf S.

pp

3<#> n &4
twig ru - shes mf

j #
In the green

n 4 4
twig pp ru - shes

o q = 52 3 4

4 4

A.

3 &4
twig ru - shes

j
In the green

4 4
twig ru - shes

o p 3 3 33 4 4 j j 4 #
Wa ter

div. p

3 4 j
mf T. pp

j 4 4
ter

3 &4 twig - ru - shes


mf


In the green

4 4
twig - ru - shes

o p Wa 3 # 3 4 J
rush

4 4

pp

B.

?3 4
twig - ru - shes


In the green

4 4
twig - ru - shes

o p 3 4 #
rush

4 J 4

5
22

mp

4 S. & 4

3 3 8 4 3 3 3 8 4
Wa

4 4


Calm mp

3 4

3 3 4 3 j j &4

3 3 3 3 3 j j j j 4 4 4

wa

ter

ter

wa

ter -

A. mp
3

4 &4 4 &4 *(sh)


?4 4
*(sh)

j o o

3 3 j 8 4
Wa 3

4 4
-

j
ter Calm

3 4 3 4

T.

3 3 8 4 J
rush

4 4
*(sh)

o o

B.

3 3 8 4 n
rush

4 J 4
*(sh)

3 4

26

p
3

3 S. & 4


wa - ter

J
Sing

J
a -way

j 4 4 ,

3 4

, 3 3 3 3 3 j j3 3 3 4 j & 4 # j 4
Calm Wa 3

, Wa
-

3 j4 3 4

ter -

A.

3 &4
#
wa - ter

#
Wa -

j
-

3 4 3 j 4 #

ter

Wa

p
3

T.

3 &4
?3 4

4 4

#
Wa -

3 4
-

B.

4 4

3 4

6 p
30
3 3 3

mp

p cresc.

3 S. & 4

J
Sing

2 3 4 < n> 8 J
mf
3

2 4
p

cresc.
3

3 4 #
In
3 3

a - way mp
3

gen

tle

3 & 4 j
-

3 3 2 3 2 3 j 4 8 4 4 # #

ter

In

in

gen
3

tle

A. mf p cresc.
3 2 4

3 &4

2 4 #
ter mf
3

mp

3 8
p

3 4 #
gen tle

In

in

cresc.

T.

3 3 3 j 2 3 3 2 # # 8J J 4 & 4 # 4 J ter In

3 3# # 4 J
gen 3

tle
3

mp
3

p cresc.

B.

3 ?4

2 3 2 4 # 8 4
In

# 3 3 4 J
in gen -

# J
tle

35

mf

3 S. &
air mf
3 3

j j
air

j
and whis -

pers


in the ru- shes

p
3

&
A.
air mf
3 3

j
p
3


wa -

#
ter

j
whis -

#
pers

j
with

&
air mf
3 3

j
p


wa -

#
ter
3

j
whis
3

#
pers

jc
with

T.

# # # & air
mf
3

J
p


whis - pers
3

#
whis- pers
3

with

3 ? # B.
air

#
div.

j
air


wa - ter

j
air

wa

J
ter

7
39

mp f

S. &
unis.
3

J
where the f wind

J J J
sings with the ri mp -

A.

& # j
the wind, where

# J
the wind
3

#
sings,

3 j # # #

sings

wa

ter,

f mp T.

& the wind ?

where f

the

# J
wa -

#
ter sings


with

the

ri -

ver

,
where

, J
the

#
wind sings

mp

J
with

#
the


ri ver,

B. f

,
mp

? J

where

J
the wind

J J

# J
sings

J
with

#
the


ri ver,

44

j S. &
- ver.

j
and whis -

pers

5 8
in the ru- shes
3

3 4

p A.

& j j #
and whis -pers


and

#
3

j
whis
3

#
pers

3 j 5 j 3 8 4

in

the ru- shes

p T.

& ?


whis - pers

5 # 8
whis- pers
3

3 4
, ,

with

the wind

p
3

ri ver


whis- pers

wa - ter

5 8

3 4

where the

B. p

? #
ri -

ver

whis -

per

j
with

5 J 8
the wind

j
where

3 4

8 f mp
48

3 S. & 4 J
where the wind

# J J
ver.

sings with the ri


3 # j #

mp f A.

3 & 4 j 3 &4 Where 3 ?4


wind

# J
where the wind
3

j3 j3 #
the ri ver Pale

sings

with

the

wind f

T.

# J

#
sings

with

mp j
the ri -

#
ver

J
f

#
where the wind

J
sings with

J
the

ri - ver

ri - ver

B.

3 ?4

J
the wind

# J

J
sings

J
with

#
the

ri -


ver ri -

ver

poco accel.
p
53

mp

mf sub.

S. &
Pale

# 4 # 4 J J
ri ver

p
3

3 8

3 # 4
a - way Pale

# 4 J 4
ri ver

p
3 3

mp

Sweep mf sub.

p
3

A.

4 3 & 4 # # 8
ri ver

3 4 4 4
Pale p ri ver

mp p
3 3

Sweep a- way mf sub.

T.

& # Pale ri
p
3

4 # J 4 J J
ver

p
3

3 8 #
Sweep mf sub. a - way

3 4
Pale

#
ri -

4 J 4
ver

mp
3

p
3

3 ? # # 4 4 # # 8
B.
Pale p ri 3

3 4 4 # # 4
Pale p

ver

mp

Sweep a - way mf sub.

?
Pale

4 4

ri -


ver Sweep

3 8


a- way

3 4
Pale

4 4

poco pi vivo
mp
57

p mf sub.

4<#> S. & 4
3

# J
mp

p
3

3 8

3 # 4
a -way Flow

# j 5 3 8 J
down ri ver
3 # j

Sweep mf sub.

A.

4 3 & 4 # # 8 #
Sweep - a - way

j3 3 3 4 #
Flow down

3 8 J

mp

Sweep a- way mf sub.

ri -

ver

T.

4 3# 3 &4 J J
mp
3

3 8 #
Sweep a - way mf sub.

3 4
Flow

#
down

J J
ri
3

3 # 8 J
ver

3 3 ?4 # # 4 8

3 3 # # # 3 4 8

ri

ver

B. mp
3

Sweep a - way mf sub.

Flow

down

ri

ver

?4 4
Sweep


a- way


Sweep

3 8
a- way

3 4

Flow


down,

j
low

3 8 J

down ri - ver

rall.
61

mf

S.

3 &8
p

#
Sweep

# 5 8 # # J
a - way and rush in joy -


ous cries

# J
to the

9 8

mf

A.

3 &8
Sweep


a - way

5 8
and

j
rush

in

joy -

# #j J
ous cries

9 # 8
to the

p T.

mf

3 & 8 # Sweep a - way


p

5 # 8
and rush

J
in joy mf

#
ous

J
cries

# 9 8
to the

3 ?8
Sweep a

- way

5 8
and

# # # J J
rush in joy -


ous

# 9 8
cries to the

B. p mf

3 ?8
Sweep


a - way

5 8J

#
in joy

J
ous

J
cries

# 9 8
to the

10

q = 52
ff
65

mf

S.

9 ## &8 J
sea

, ## # J
( )

# #
p

# # J

# # 6 J J 8J
sea mf

ff A.

9 & 8 # #
sea

, j ( ) # # # J

# #j # J

6 # # 8
sea mf

ff

T.

9 # &8 J sea
ff

, # p ( ) # # J J #
p

j # # # 6 8 J J
sea mf

# ?9 8
sea

, # ( ) J # #

( )

, #

6 # # 8 J
sea mf

B. ff p ( )

# ?9 8 J
sea

# J

, ## #
2

( )

, # # #
2

6 8
sea

* = breathe when necessary

rall.
p
69
2

mp

# S. & J
* A.

#*
mmm

# J


mp

# J

& #
mmm

n
p

n
2

#
mp

#
mmm

#
p

T.

# & J ? #

# J
p

# J
mmm

# J

# J
mp

# J
p

#* # J
mmm

# J

B. mp * p

mmm

11
74

pp

S. &


and

#
the

pp A.

& #

mmm -

and

#
the

pp
2 2

T.

& # mmm
p

# J

# J

#
mmm

n
-

and

the

pp

? # # J
mmm

#
mmm

and

the

B. pp

mmm

# #
mmm -

and

#
the

79

pi pp

pp

S. & #
blue

j
wa

j #
ter

# #
the deep

U j # #
wa - ter

pi pp A.

pp

& #
blue

j #
wa

j #
ter pi pp

# #
the p deep pp

j U U J

wa - ter

T.

& # blue
unis.

wa -

J
ter

# # #
the deep

wa - ter

pi pp B.

pp

? #
blue

wa -

# J
ter

# #
the deep

U # J
wa - ter