O Love

composer
1999; composed for the wedding of Nick and Tammy Flower
author of text
translator of text

 
O Love is a wedding anthem whose lilting triple-time rhythm generates an unmistakably amorous atmosphere from beginning to end. The chromatically modal soprano melody assumes the heights of a soaring ondes martenot line that rises to its climax at the golden section. Pitts’s characteristic added-note harmony assumes an increasingly prominent role throughout, never more obviously than in the last verse with its voluptuous and conclusive final refrain.

from notes by Jeremy Summerly © 2005

Recordings

Pitts: Seven Letters & other sacred music
CDA67507

Details

Track 11 on CDA67507 [3'46]

Track-specific metadata for CDA67507 track 11

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-05-50711
Duration
3'46
Recording date
19 September 2000
Recording venue
St Peter and St Paul, Wadhust, East Sussex, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Martin Cotton
Recording engineer
Geoff Miles
Hyperion usage
  1. Pitts: Seven Letters & other sacred music (CDA67507)
    Disc 1 Track 11
    Release date: June 2005