versions for SATB a cappella & AATTBB a cappella

(SATB version)

(AATTBB version)

Corpus Christi Carol

COMPOSED 2011. Duration 3 mins

A haunting setting of this wonderfully evocative Middle English text.

My first published choral piece, the Corpus Christi Carol combines the austere harmonies of Medieval music with my distinctive harmonic fluctuations of warmth and cold, of glimmering light and solemn darkness.

The gentle, fleeting dissonances provide a wonderfully subtle counterpoint to the bare intervals. The AATTBB version featured on BBC Music Magazine's 2015 Christmas CD "Christ is Born", performed by The Queen's Six