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Love incorruptible

First line:
Let all bitterness and wrath and anger be put away
2017; SSATB unaccompanied; commissioned by Sue Young in memory of her husband Clive, Bishop of Dunwich
author of text
after Ephesians 4-6

The anthem Love incorruptible (2017) sets words from the Book of Ephesians that embrace themes of love and kindness. The opening directive, ‘Let all bitterness and wrath and anger be put away. Awake!’, establishes a mood of contemplation and yearning. The poised central episode is a rapt response to the words, ‘Be kind, tender-hearted, one to another’, while the final section contrasts the upper voices’ repeated, fanfare-like calls to ‘Awake!’, with the trenchantly rhythmic reiterations of ‘love incorruptible’ in the lower voices. Love incorruptible was commissioned by Sue Young in memory of her husband, Clive Young (1948-2015), Bishop of Dunwich between 1999 and 2013, and was premiered by the Sine Nomine International Touring Choir at the 2017 Presteigne Festival.

from notes by Paul Conway © 2021


McDowall: Sacred choral music
Studio Master: CDA68251Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 7 on CDA68251 [4'49]

Track-specific metadata for CDA68251 track 7

Recording date
12 January 2019
Recording venue
Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Adrian Peacock
Recording engineer
David Hinitt
Hyperion usage
  1. McDowall: Sacred choral music (CDA68251)
    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: April 2021
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