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Changed
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Changed is a secular work composed for the Cunningham Chamber Choir, and with members of the North Ayrshire Youth Silver Band providing the accompaniment at the first performance. But the composer himself points to its connection with the Eucharistic theme, that of transformation—or even transubstantiation, in which something palpable and visible belongs with some deeper and hidden. In the final chord of the piece, when the choir hums the notes of the open strings of a guitar, the very common sound which might be heard as anyone picks up the instrument is given new expression in its transformation into a choral texture. A sense of timelessness is represented by the rotating notes of the ground bass in the organ part which runs through the whole piece.

from notes by James Whitbourn © 2001

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67219 track 13
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-01-21913
Duration
3'02
Recording date
13 July 2000
Recording venue
Westminster Cathedral, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. MacMillan: Mass & other sacred music (CDA67219)
    Disc 1 Track 13
    Release date: April 2001
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