The Night is Light
FLAGSHIP CHORAL WORKSHOP
SATURDAY 9TH NOVEMBER 2024
St Mary's Church, Battersea Church Road, London SW11 3NA
10:30-17:00 (Registration from 10:00)
Scott Inglis-Kidger Director
Jonathan Dove (b1959)
Seek Him That Maketh The Seven Stars
Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
Agnus Dei (Adagio for Strings Op.11)
Edgar Bainton (1880-1956)
And I saw a new heaven
We explore three compositions which share as their theme the sense of darkness becoming light. Jonathan Dove's Seek Him That Maketh The Seven Stars is a joyful, uplifting setting of Psalm 139. The organ part, with its sparkling use of high registers, subtly evokes the stars, complemented by the carefully sculpted vocal lines. Barber's ecstatic Agnus Dei, adapted from his renowned Adagio for Strings, remains one of the most challenging yet rewarding choral works of all time. Finally, we will enjoy Bainton's Anglican masterwork And I saw a new heaven, with its rich late-Romantic harmonies.
We kindly ask you to purchase your own copy of the Dove and Bainton. Links to purchase them can be found below. We have pre-purchased digital copies of the Barber, which is linked below. We kindly ask you to print this piece at home and bring it with you. You may also consider displaying it on a tablet. We will not be providing hard copies on the day.
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