Come, Holy Ghost

(1984)

by Jonathan Harvey

Description
unaccompanied double SATB chorus
Contributors
Cosin Bishop J (Author)
Duration
8
Genres
Mixed Voices
Text
Bishop J.Cosin based on Veni Creator Spiritus
Languages
English
Commission
Commissioned by 1984 Southern Cathedrals Festival
First Performance
26.7.84, Winchester Cathedral: Winchester Cathedral Choir/Martin Neary
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Programme Notes
The text for this work for unaccompanied double SATB chorus is by Bishop J Cosin, based on Veni Creator Spiritus. It was commissioned by the 1984 Southern Cathedrals Festival and first performed at Winchester Cathedral on 26 July of that year. The music is based on a pentatonic chord throughout, and rhythmically reflects the floating rhythms of plainchant. Jonathan Harvey

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'…With increasing dissonance the piece seems to burst into flame; parts are sung in a glorious cacophony, with chaotic glissando-effects before a final return to calm.' Read more

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