OUP Emerging Voices Series

Check out the exciting new Oxford series for 'emerging voices', encouraging high-quality cambiata singing for changing voices.

The Emerging Voices series presents a selection of engaging short pieces tailored specifically to the needs of changing or ‘cambiata’ male voices. The songs have been commissioned from experienced composers in the field, with the aim of developing voices safely while also immersing singers in a range of styles and texts. Progressive in difficulty, from simple two-part songs to four-part arrangements, this series will inspire young performers at a pivotal juncture in their journey into the world of singing.


 The Lover's Ghost

"for cambiata 1, cambiata 2, baritone, and piano
An original composition on a traditional and well-loved text, this is a pulsating, rhythmic piece that displays Tarney's keen sense of texture and lines which appeal to young singers. The harmonic language is folk-inspired but with exciting chromatic shifts that are part of the composer's accomplished style."

Sea Fever

This is an imaginative and modern-sounding setting of John Masefield's popular poem (2017 marks the 50th anniversary of Masefield's death). This expressive piece ebbs and flows, and provides imitative textures and well-crafted narrative.

Oxford University Press