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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
Dance of Redeemed Creation By Antony Pitts
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A virtuosic piano fantasy, first performed by Ian Pace in the Holywell Music Room, Oxford. Dance of Redeemed Creation is a dance of celebration and thanksgiving, choreographed from three main musical... More > sources: the 7-note 'rainbow' chord, derived from the harmonic series; a succession of intervals based on the Fibonacci series of numbers; the cycle of fourths covering the entire chromatic octave.< Less
Love bade me welcome By Antony Pitts, George Herbert
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A setting for SATB(div.) of George Herbert's Love bade me welcome, commissioned by Edward Higginbottom to mark his retirement from New College, Oxford. "...from the moment I started working on... More > it, it was clear in my mind that this piece existed – complete, perfect, and (to me at least) unutterably beautiful and heart-rending. A murmur, a hue, a shadow, an outline, a pang – these are the beginnings of creativity that I’m aware of, but then I’m generally not aware of the real genesis of a piece of music, only sometimes – often they’re as impenetrable as forgotten dreams. When I do know I’m thinking about a (new) piece, I sometimes feel sure that I’m seeing or feeling it rather than hearing it. It – whatever it is – is amodal or multimodal, an Ur-expression of some deeper confluence of ideas or tangling of neurons..."< 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