An 8-minute work with text from the Book of Isaiah, written for unaccompanied SATB (with divisi) with an extensive solo line for alto, and for optional baritone.
This is a slow and reflective composition with sections of impressive counterpoint writing that build the intensity and journey of one of Roderick William’s earliest pieces.
Roderick Williams is one of the UK’s most sought-after baritones, encompassing a repertoire from the baroque to world premieres of contemporary music. As a composer he has had works premiered at the Wigmore and Barbican Halls, the Purcell Room and live on national UK radio. His choral works are frequently performed and recorded and include Ave verum corpus re-imagined, composed for the ORA singers, and Now Winter Nights composed for VOCES8. He was awarded an OBE for services to music in June 2017.