Text: Christie Dickason. A celebration of light and hope, this attractive carol takes the word for “Hope” in many languages and tosses it around the voices, like the chiming of bells. A rehearsal accompaniment is provided.
Text: medieval French. An elegant arrangement of this old French carol tune, underpinned by a lilting dance-rhythm, and with great scope for interesting vocal sonorities. A rehearsal accompaniment is provided.
Commissioned by the choir of Clare College, Cambridge, and first sung in Clare College chapel in March 2012, this new setting of the canticles is Swayne’s first in English, using the King James version of the text.