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Remember... By Antony Pitts
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A song for low bass and piano setting the poignant and powerful words of the Preacher in Ecclesiastes 12:1-8 - "Remember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the days of trouble come... More > and the years approach when you will say, 'I find no pleasure in them'..." First sung publicly by the composer's father David Pitts.< Less
They shall awake By Antony Pitts
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A virtuoso setting of famous words by John Donne "no noise nor silence but one equal music" in their original context - from A Sermon Preached at White-hall, February 29, 1627/8. ... More > Commissioned by the Cheltenham Music Festival for first performance in July 2013 by the Choir of Royal Holloway, this 10-minute motet for SATB soli (ideally in a gallery) and SSAATTBB chorus is the coda to the composer's extensive Requiem inspired by the death of Alexander Litvinenko.< Less
Pie Jesu (Prayer of the Heart) By Antony Pitts
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Part of a substantial Requiem setting inspired by the death of Alexander Litvinenko ('Requiem for the Time of the End'), this movement combines the standard text of the Pie Jesu with the Orthodox... More > Prayer of the Heart - "Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner" - and is dedicated to the memory of conductor and scholar David Trendell. It was first performed by the Choir of King's College, London under Gareth Wilson in 2015 and has been recorded by Delphian Records for release in 2016.< Less
In the year that King Uzziah died By Antony Pitts
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A modern prelude and fugue for organ (manuals and pedals), written in response to the vision of Isaiah: “In the year that King Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and... More > lifted up, and his train filled the temple. Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain did he fly. And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory. And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke.” (Isaiah 6:1-4) Duration: c.4'30" performance by Charles Cole: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/10497886/antonypitts.com/sounds/ItytKUd.mp3< Less
Jerusalem-Yerushalayim full score By Antony Pitts
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An oratorio for our times. The city of Jerusalem has a complex, multi-layered history stretching back thousands of years, and continues today to be the literal and symbolic focus of many, often... More > conflicting, aspirations. This oratorio traces the outlines of the Biblical story of the city through twelve windows or snapshots in which Jerusalem is either the subject or the background. The libretto is based as closely as possible (given the limitations of English translation, the transliterations of ancient Hebrew, and the musical setting itself) on texts from the Tanakh or Old Testament – texts which are both historical and prophetic, full of archetypes and resonances, and are at the same time about real people with their dreams, tragedies, and hopes. Ultimately, the story is a universal one of hope that extends from these Semitic roots to a vision of lasting peace for all people.< Less
The I AM Sayings of Jesus By Antony Pitts
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Eight motets as recorded by TONUS PEREGRINUS on Hyperion CDA67668, and now available in this beautiful printed edition for all good choirs and vocal ensembles. The cycle is framed by 'Before Abraham... More > was, I AM' and 'I AM Alpha and Omega', and in-between are the seven sayings from John’s Gospel: 'I AM the Bread of Life', 'I AM the Resurrection and the Life', 'I AM the Light of the World', 'I AM the Way, the Truth, and the Life', 'I AM the True Vine', and 'I AM the Door – I AM the Good Shepherd'. Each motet is for a different number of voices (from 1 to 8), and focuses on a different melodic interval; there is a common harmonic core to the cycle and an exploration of related rhythmic and structural ratios. Each piece can be performed separately, or any number of them in any order. Cover image: The Burning Bush by Blandine van Noordt-Grauer (http://paintings-blandine.voila.net/).< Less
Amen, Amen By Antony Pitts
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Arranged for two pianos from the double-choir motet Amen (recorded by TONUS PEREGRINUS on Seven Letters and other sacred music, Hyperion CDA67507), this serene and monolithic piece goes some way... More > towards expressing the acceptance of and agreement with the eternal will of God.< Less
Jerusalem-Yerushalayim vocal score By Antony Pitts
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An oratorio for our times. The city of Jerusalem has a complex, multi-layered history stretching back thousands of years, and continues today to be the literal and symbolic focus of many, often... More > conflicting, aspirations. This oratorio traces the outlines of the Biblical story of the city through twelve windows or snapshots in which Jerusalem is either the subject or the background. The libretto is based as closely as possible (given the limitations of English translation, the transliterations of ancient Hebrew, and the musical setting itself) on texts from the Tanakh or Old Testament – texts which are both historical and prophetic, full of archetypes and resonances, and are at the same time about real people with their dreams, tragedies, and hopes. Ultimately, the story is a universal one of hope that extends from these Semitic roots to a vision of lasting peace for all people.< Less
Come, let us sing for joy! By Antony Pitts
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Commissioned as an introit for the London Festival of Contemporary Church Music 2014 for first performance at St Pancras Parish Church & live broadcast on BBC Choral Evensong on 14 May 2014, this... More > short and lively anthem is a setting of the first two verses of Psalm 95: "Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before Him with thanksgiving and extol Him with music and song."< Less
Who is my neighbour? [STUDY SCORE] By Antony Pitts
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Who is my neighbour? is a new musical presentation of the Biblical story of the Good Samaritan - in which the characters of the original parable are fused with mythical and musical elements from Arab... More > and Jewish cultural history. Written by the British composer Antony Pitts specially for the joint forces of Dal'ouna and Fifth Quadrant as part of the Road to Jericho project, and premiered at Spitalfields in 2011, Who is my neighbour? combines ritualized movement with musical gestures and colours from both Western and Middle Eastern sources. A recording made under the direction of the composer during an Aldeburgh residency in the Kiln Studio, Snape will be available in due course. A recording of the violin-viola duo Neighbours? with narration by the composer's son is available from iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/road-to-jericho-neighbours/id422140854. Photograph of the road to Jericho by Ian Dingle: www.iandingle.com.< Less