for SATB choir, cor anglais (or clarinet, or viola) and organThis reflective setting of verses from Psalm 139 was composed in memory of George Guest and first performed by the choir of St John's College, Cambridge, on Ash Wednesday, 2007. The work makes a highly effective Lenten or contemplative anthem.
John Rutter (b.1945)
"If you're expecting a traditional utterly-Rutterly soundworld here, think again; this is a much more serious piece, tonal yes, but with more pungent harmonies than you would normally expect from this composer . . . A cor anglais adds a melancholy yet warm counterbalance to the organ and choral parts. The vocal parts themselves are not overly difficult . . . it is most effective in performance . . . particularly as an alternative choice for an Ash Wednesday anthem." - Jonathan Wikeley, Music Teacher, February 08