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Errollyn Wallen (b1958)

Peace on Earth & other choral works

King's College Choir Cambridge, Sir Stephen Cleobury (conductor) Detailed performer information
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Label: King's College, Cambridge
Recording details: June 2019
King's College Chapel, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Produced by Benjamin Sheen
Engineered by Benjamin Sheen
Release date: November 2020
Total duration: 14 minutes 28 seconds

In these three works, Peace on Earth, See that I am God, and Pace, Errollyn Wallen reaches across centuries of traditions and cultures to create a journey of human reflection like no other; a musical journey that spans from the intimate to the majestic.

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I was overjoyed to be at the recording of this collection of choral pieces at King’s College Chapel, Cambridge—one of the most legendary and atmospheric spaces for the performance of choral music in existence. Music for service; music for occasion; music to express life’s force.

The three choral works on this EP continue the timeless tradition of reflecting on the human spirit through sung words. All three reach across centuries of traditions and cultures to mould their expression and they range from the intimate to the majestic.

Peace on Earth is a contemporary carol and a setting of my own words: the bleakness of winter in a turning, troubled world conveyed through a slowly spinning ostinato over which the voices sing (as they themselves hear other unseen voices sing) of the hope for light and peace.

See that I am God was commissioned by the Chapter of St Paul’s Cathedral through the generosity of the Boltini fund. It was first performed in 2014 by St Paul’s Cathedral Consort to celebrate 20 years of the Ordination of Women to the Priesthood in the Church of England. The text is by Julian of Norwich, the 14th-century religious visionary, and her words inspired a dramatic setting where the consummate combination of voices and organ depicts the mystery and exhilaration of faith.

Pace is best understood as a single human breath; as a single line; as a world’s long, long journey to light.

As I have composed these pieces I have often dreamt of hearing them performed one day by King’s College Choir. That dream has been realised fully in this recording.

Errollyn Wallen © 2020

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