for SATB unaccompaniedThis gutsy folk-inspired Advent carol is original and contemporary without losing the raw fervour of its medieval model. With its rhythm punchy and driven, and its harmony strong and bare, the piece demands great energy from the performers.
Bob Chilcott (b.1955)
"The fifteenth-century words (slightly modernized) are given a rhythmic, hard-edged treatment that will surprise singers used only to Chilcott's gentler carols and anthems . . . The new ('Nova') of the Annunciation is punched out as though it is really hot news, and the effect is exhilarating." - Rosemary Broadbent, Church Music Quarterly Sept 03