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Evening Canticles

SATB + organ, 4'00" (2018)

This setting of the evening canticles for choir and organ uses pentatonic scales and harmonies in unusual ways for a fresh take on the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis that is still accessible to church choirs and appropriate for liturgical performance. It takes a great deal of inspiration from singing many evensong services with different groups during my time in Scotland, and I hope it recalls Howells and MacMillan in certain moments.

Featured on the Charles Bruffy ICON Series on MusicSpoke and the 2018 AGO Anthem Anthology.

Recording from the London Festival of Contemporary Church Music available here.