Jamaican Canticles

Jamaican Canticles

Programme note for the ‘Jamaican Canticles’ This setting of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis, the canticles sung during evening prayer, is characterised by the exuberant syncopated dance rhythms of the Caribbean. This is particularly evident in the...
Thou Knowest, Lord

Thou Knowest, Lord

A movement from Bob Chilcott’s Requiem which was published in 2010. Most of the texts in the requiem are taken from the Missa pro defunctis, a mass offered in the Roman Catholic Church for the repose of the soul of a deceased person. “Thou knowest, Lor...
Antiphon

Antiphon

The anthem for choral evensong in September is Antiphon, the last of the Five Mystical Songs by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958). This composition sets to music four poems by George Herbert from his collection called The Temple: Sacred Poems and was...