Hyperion Records

A child's prayer
composer
1996
author of text

Recordings
'A Song of Farewell' (SIGCD281)
A Song of Farewell
SIGCD281  Download only   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
'Dreamland' (HYP41)
Dreamland
Buy by post £4.50 HYP41  Super-budget price sampler  
'MacMillan: Mass & other sacred music' (CDA67219)
MacMillan: Mass & other sacred music
Buy by post £10.50 CDA67219 
Details
Track 12 on CDA67219 [3'42]
Track 11 on HYP41 [3'42] Super-budget price sampler
Track 4 on SIGCD281 [4'12] Download only

A child's prayer
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Dedicated to the dead of the Dunblane tragedy of March 1996, A Child’s Prayer was first performed in Westminster Abbey the following July. The setting is the more poignant for the scoring of two solo treble parts throughout, which are accompanied by slow-moving chords sung by the remainder of the choir. Despite the tragic circumstances of the time, much is made of the word ‘joy’ which builds to such an intense climax that there is inevitably a lingering feeling of optimism and peace.

from notes by James Whitbourn © 2001

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