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Why restless, why cast down? By Antony Pitts
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A setting of a 1760 metrical version of Psalm 42 'As pants the hart for cooling streams', commissioned by Catherine Clover for first performance and recording by the Choir of New College directed by... More > Robert Quinney, to be featured on the soundtrack for the novel The Templar's Garden. This hymn may also be sung congregationally to the setting of verse 1 with the optional descant; in its complete version the hymn incorporates verses for Decani and Cantoris, for SATB soloists, and for both lower and then upper voices.< Less
Missa Unitatis [double-choir edition 2016] By Antony Pitts
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The first new mass setting to have been commissioned by the Illustre Lieve Vrouwe Broederschap (founded in 's-Hertogenbosch in 1318) in almost 500 years. Inspired by the Brotherhood's uniquely... More > balanced membership - precisely as many Protestants as Roman Catholics (thus acknowledging the Church's need for unity while simultaneously exposing the present lack of it) - this 'Mass of Unity' is designed to be performed by two choirs separately and/or together. In the tradition of Ockeghem's Missa Prolationum and Missa Cuiusvis toni, the conceit is that there exists an invisible source - an original score - of which the two versions are radically different editions, thus playing with the tension between intention and interpretation, original and modern notation. The musical magic is that these two versions can also be sung together - as in this new double-choir edition. The difficulty level varies between movements from moderate to virtuosic.< 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
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