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And every stone shall cry

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In 2003 I was contacted out of the blue by Amelia Fawcett, an American lady living and working in London who had heard a piece of mine in St Paul’s Cathedral, and wondered if I might consider writing a work as a Christmas present for her parents. The idea was to write and record it in London, and then Amelia would fly her parents over from Boston as a surprise to hear it sung. The resulting piece was written to the poem And every stone shall cry by American poet Richard Wilbur. Robert Johnston, a tenor in the BBC Singers organised a group of singers to record the piece in the Temple Church in London, and the recording was produced by Adrian Peacock, a bass in the Singers. Towards the end of the recording Amelia brought her unsuspecting parents into the church, and we sang the piece for them.

from notes by Bob Chilcott © 2007


Chilcott: Man I sing & other choral works
SIGCD100Download only


Track 15 on SIGCD100 [3'55] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD100 track 15

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 15
    Release date: June 2007
    Download only
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