D No: 115
Text - Author or Scripture: William Drummond of Hawthornden (1585–1649)
Performing Forces: SATB
Date Published: OUP 93
Date of Composition: 1958
Notes: Revised and first performed December 12, 1987.
This is the Cathedral Choir in a live performance. It seems rushed and unconvincing to me. The lyric sections need much more expansiveness and a sharper contrast with the fleet rondo. I’m also unpersuaded by the published ending – the original has more grip, perhaps?
Categorized as: Published Works Sacred Choral
Tagged as: a cappella, anthem, carol, Christmas, SATB