A Leaf is Paul McCartney´s second composition in the classical idiom. Completed in 1994, ´A Leaf´ was conceived for the intimate resources of a solo piano. McCartney gratefully acknowledges the invaluable contribution of John Fraser in bringing this work to fruition.Its seven linked movements are for the most part reflective in character, expanding into bravura passages which the composer calls the ´moutain peaks´ of the work. The climax of the fast fifth movement is the tallest of these peaks and an alternative version is provided for those pianists not yet ready to scale its heights.
Written in collaboration with composer Carl Davis, Liverpool Oratorio displays the hallmarks of McCartney´s melodic genius. The text draws on the events of McCartney´s early life in Liverpool, inspiring an expansive work which poignantly and vividly articulates the hopes, joys and crises of life in the modern world.
Highlights from Paul McCartney´s choral-orchestral work in arrangements for chamber choir. The former Beatles´ unmistakable melodic and rhythmic gifts come to the fore in this entertaining and characterful choral concert suite.
Highlights from Paul McCartney´s full-scale choral-orchestral work in expert arrangements for chamber choir. Sparkling, fresh repertoire for SATB choir.
Paul McCartney´s ´Ecce Cor Meum´ is an oratorio for soprano, boy trebles, chorus and orchestra. The world premiere performance was given on 3rd November, 2006 at the Royal Albert Hall, London. The US pemiere was given on the less than two weeks later, on the 14th November at Carnegie Hall, New York.
DescriptionA return to form as McCartney strips back the production and concentrates on his gift for melody. All the songs from the album, including the hit single ´Young Boy´, arranged at intermediate standard for piano, voice and guitar. SonglistBeautiful NightCalico SkiesFlaming PieGreat DayHeaven On A SundayIf You WannaLittle WillowReally Love YouSomedaysSouvenirThe Song We Were SingingThe World TonightUsed To Be BadYoung Boy
DescriptionReleased in 2001, Driving Rain sees McCartney continue the ´back-to-basics´ approach of his last two albums, the amiable ´Flaming Pie´ and uncompromising ´Run Devil Run´. All sixteen songs from the album are arranged here at intermediate standard for piano, voice and guitar.SonglistAbout YouBack In The Sunshine AgainDriving RainFreedomFrom A Lover To A FriendHeatherI DoLonely RoadMagicRiding Into JaipurRinse The RaindropsShe´s Given Up TalkingSpinning On An AxisTiny BubbleYour Loving FlameYour Way
How to Analyze the Music of Paul McCartney: Miles Raymer
Paul McCartney´s ´Ecce Cor Meum´ is an oratorio for soprano, boy trebles, chorus and orchestra. The world premiere performance was given on 3rd November, 2006 at the Royal Albert Hall, London. The US pemiere was given on the less than two weeks later, on the 14th November at Carnegie Hall, New York. This is a beautifully constructed Choral Suite from the work and features the Spiritus, Gratia, Interlude, Musica the Ecce Cor Meum of the title.For SATB chorus with organ accompaniment.
The Words and Music of Paul McCartney:The Solo Years Vincent P. Benitez Jr.