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My prayer

author of text
Psalm 102

I wrote My prayer for Jon Washburn and his elegant professional group the Vancouver Chamber Choir in 2000. Jon had an idea to do a concert with his choir as part of Festival Vancouver based entirely on the iconic piece by Henry Purcell, Hear my prayer. There was already a brilliant piece based on the Purcell by the Swedish composer Sven-David Sandstrom, and, using this piece as the basis of the idea of the concert he commissioned three other versions, by two Canadian composers and me. Whereas the Sandstrom piece deconstructs the Purcell, mine eventually comes back to it, but the 5-in-a-bar pulse brings an altered and extended climax to the work.

from notes by Bob Chilcott © 2007


Chilcott: Man I sing & other choral works
SIGCD100Download only


Track 6 on SIGCD100 [5'20] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD100 track 6

Recording date
27 July 2006
Recording venue
St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Michael Emery
Recording engineer
Marvin Ware
Hyperion usage
  1. Chilcott: Man I sing & other choral works (SIGCD100)
    Disc 1 Track 6
    Release date: June 2007
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