De Profundis is a 15 minute work commissioned to end a special concert in the Abbey by the Westminster Abbey Choir, The BBC Singers, and London Brass, augmented by extra percussion, piano, harp & organ. Conducted by Martin Baker.
Commissioned for the opening service of the 2013 Three Choirs Festival, John Hardy's Venite is a celebratory setting of Psalm 95 (lines 1-7) beginning 'O come, let us sing unto the Lord'. Written for choir, brass, percussion and organ.
Text: Heledd Wyn
Commissioned with funding from the Gulbenkian Foundation. First performed 2001 by Heartsong Community Choir conducted by Joan Mills.
Trumpet, SATB, narrator and harp
Commissioned by the Welsh Amateur Music Federation with additional funding from the Friends of NYCW, PRS for Music and Arts Council Wales. First performed 24/7/03 at St. David's Cathedral, in Pembrokeshire by the National Youth Choir of Wales.
SATB choir - timp.vib.tbells - hp.org
OR SATB choir - vib - 2pno
Text: Aneirin, R. S. Thomas (English)
Commissioned by BBC National Chorus of Wales. First performed 31/5/04 at St. David's Cathedral, Pembrokeshire by BBC National Chorus of Wales conducted by Adrian Partington.
Not Darkness But Twilight is a choral piece setting words by R.S. Thomas.
The piece was first performed by the BBC National Chorus of Wales conducted by Adrian Partington at St David's Cathedral Festival in Pembrokeshire, Wales and broadcast on BBC Radio 3.
The work is around 20 minutes long and is scored for choir, organ, harp and percussion. The movements set words by R.S. Thomas, with the prelude setting words from Y Gododdin, the epic 7th century Welsh poem attributed to Aneirin)
1 - Prelude
2 - Relay
3 - Gone
4 - The River
5 - The Bright Field
6 - Shadows
7 - At The End
“...The Bright Field, in which a shaft of sunlight is seen as a manifestation of the divine, inspired a fluent and altogether more intense outpouring in what was essentially a heartfelt requiem for both Thomas and Hardy's own father, who died within months of each other.
... rich waves of sound in At the End.”
Rian Evans, The Guardian
Ancient Welsh verse, Henry Thoreau, John of the Cross, Stewart Edward White, Rebecca Stager, extracts from Psalms & the Mass (Latin & Greek).