Heaven!

"Heaven!", for voice and piano, was written in 1954 for performance in "Just as it Comes" at Trinity College, Cambridge. The lyrics are by Simon Phipps (Chaplain at Trinity College 1953-57 and Bishop of Lincoln between 1974 and 1987).

The work is in the Cambridge University Library (MS.Tranchell.2.495(1)-), but was brought to our attention by Robert Weddle (Organist of Coventry Cathedral, 1972-77), who used to perform it with Simon Phipps "at parties for Cathedral staff at Coventry", and kindly sent us his "much used xerox". Simon Phipps was an Industrial Chaplain in Coventry.

The full text of the optional monologue was missing from the copy sent by Robert Weddle, but has now been added from a copy in the CUL and is to be found on the last page.

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Tranchell Heaven score preview

Tranchell Heaven score preview