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First line:
Where can we walk and make our feet belong?
author of text

This motet is all about the poem. Any temptation I might have had to show off was subjugated by the power and simplicity of Peace, which I commissioned from my old friend, film editor, poet and general Renaissance Man, Bob Cassidy. It poses many questions about spirituality, religion and identity in the 21st century. The setting is simple but emotionally engaged, the soloists used as much for verbal clarity as for the symbolism of their being often locked in octaves, but physically as far apart as possible. The piece offers a resolution of sorts, but even then with a wry sting in the tail: 'Let your wounded angels sleep in new-built holy houses'.

from notes by Barrie Bignold © 2005


Anthems for the 21st century
SIGCD059Download only


Track 11 on SIGCD059 [5'54] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD059 track 11

Recording date
20 February 2005
Recording venue
Tonbridge School Chapel, Kent, United Kingdom
Recording producer
John H West
Recording engineer
Limo Hearn
Hyperion usage
  1. Anthems for the 21st century (SIGCD059)
    Disc 1 Track 11
    Release date: May 2005
    Download only
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