Unconditional Love is Howard Goodall’s heartfelt cantata of gratitude and remembrance, a poignant reflection upon the COVID-19 crisis. It seeks both to give thanks to those who sacrificed their lives in the aid of others and to offer solace to the grieving. Yet unifying each of its seven movements is a call to hope and to moving forward in a world rebuilt. The cantata commemorates the selflessness and togetherness felt by communities across the world during the pandemic, communities that offer their thanksgiving in many different ways. It is hoped that Unconditional Love’s universal messages will resonate with choirs of all kinds and in all places, for many years to come.

The front cover features the iconic painting, ‘The Hug’, by the artist Charlie Mackesy.

Written for soprano solo, SATB choir, piano, organ and brass ensemble, this vocal score includes a piano rehearsal part.