Harp Part (Version for SATB and Harp)

A ravishing setting of George Herbert's famous poem, this piece has all the hallmarks of Roxanna Panufnik's unique and beguiling style. The languid phrases and lush chromaticism evoke the warmth and wonder of the approach to Christmas, and also encourage accurate tuning and a rich tone.

Commissioned by The Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, for the Advent Carol Services 2010.
First performed (in the version for SATB and harp) by and dedicated to Andrew Nethsingha and the Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, on 27 November 2010. Performed again on 28 November 2010 for broadcast by BBC Radio 3.