Choruses from Passion sung by FifteenB, conductor Paul Ayres, recorded live.
005501The Black Dragon7'
Choir: SATB
'Thou the blackest and greatest of the Dragons'
A dialogue between a Dragon and a man, inspired by my reading of Science Fantasy novels. Commissioned for 2000 to celebrate the Chinese Year of the Dragon it is dedicated to three members of London Concord Singers, all three of whom were born in a Year of the Dragon.
Generally the Dragon is sung by the Tenors and Altos accompanied by wordless glissandi in the Basses adn Sopranos. The Man is sung by the Sorpanos and Basses. This strict division breaks d0own in some of the longer speeches which are set for the whole choir.
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005502To See You Happy3'
Choir: SATB and Piano
'To See you Happy is all that I desire'
A setting of a Carl Cook poem, for choir with piano accompaniment
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005503Io Vivat Pu (Carmina Puensis) - Full Score15'
Choir: SATB, Soprano/Tenor Soli, and Piano
Settings of the Songs and Hums of Pooh in the Latin translations by Alexander Lenard, from 'Winnie ille Pu'
 1.Crustulum CruChoir
 2.Versus Ursi Perpauli cerebriTenor(or Soprano) Solo
 3.Cur ursus clamatChoir
 4.Quis vult in terra stareChoir + Soprano Solo
 5.Io vivat PuChoir
005503Io Vivat Pu (Carmina Puensis) - Choral Part15'
005504Kiss Thou This Rose - Part-Song Sequence20'
Choir: SSATB
Six of Helen Waddell's translations from Medieval Latin Lyrics, set for 5 part vocal ensemble or choir
1. Aubade   words

2. Dancing Girl   words

3. Mine Eyes   words

4. New Love   words

5. Summer in Exile   words

6. Kiss Thou this Rose   words

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005505Donne Kyrie10'
Choir: SATB + SATB
'Wilt thou forgive that sin where I begun'
A setting that combines John Donne's 'A Hymn to God the Father' with the words of Kyrie from the mass. Choir 1 sings the Donne and Choir 2 sings the Kyrie.
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005506Choruses from Passion12'
Choir: SATB
'Travel lightly wherever you go, my dear. Whenever you feel the need of me come softly.
Setting of a sequence of touching poems by American poet Carl Cook. Originally where were included in Passion but they have been reworked to provide a moving sequence of chorales.

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