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
The words of the Seven Letters from the Book of Revelation are over 1900 years old, yet speak with a remarkably contemporary voice. The Laodiceans, the last of the seven churches addressed, think... More > they are rich in worldly terms, but do not realize that spiritually they are “wretched, pitiful, poor, blind, and naked”. Each of these letters is declaimed by a solo – at times virtuosic – voice (originally written for individual members of the ensemble TONUS PEREGRINUS and recorded on Hyperion CDA67507), and each letter ends with the urgent refrain: “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the Churches”.
The cover painting is by David Jenks: 'Finale'.< Less
A sonata for viola and piano in three interlinked movements, arranged from a 'cello sonata of the same name with a symbolic basis in the words from the end of 1 Corinthians 13: "These three... More > remain: faith, hope, and love, these three, but the greatest of these is love."
It is entirely written in the composer's own rainbow mode - based approximately on the first seven distinct tones in the harmonic series as well as the additional two notes from the octatonic scale, i.e.: C, D, E, F#, G, A, Bb, Db, Eb - but each movement is in a different transposition.
This printed volume contains both the viola part, and the combined viola & piano score.
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