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Quanta qualia


Quanta qualia appeared in its choral format on my debut album Blue in Blue. Here, I have provided a purely orchestral version which retains the sentiments of the words but allows the different timbres of the wind and brass instruments (and the violin solo) to take centre stage. The original Latin words speak of a longing for ‘the moment of meeting’. Without the words, here is a piece which, for me, speaks of my love for my country and my prayer that it will remain strong and safe for generations to come—reflective of ‘all that mighty heart’ of which Wordsworth spoke.

from notes by Patrick Hawes © 2009


Hawes: Fair Albion
SIGCD178Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD178 track 15

Recording date
4 June 2009
Recording venue
Air Studios, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Alexander Van Ingen
Recording engineer
Nick Taylor & Tom Bullen
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  1. Hawes: Fair Albion (SIGCD178)
    Disc 1 Track 15
    Release date: November 2009
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