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.
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.
Commissioned by St. John’s College, Cambridge for its 2009 Advent Carol Service, and first performed by them under Andrew Nethsingha (with Graham Walker, cello) in St John’s College Chapel, Cambridge on 28th and 29th Nov 2009 (broadcast on BBC Radio). A dramatic setting of these much-loved words.