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Judith Weir

Publisher: Chester Music

My Guardian Angel (1997)
First performed on 23rd December 1997 by The Joyful Company of Singers and the Spitalfields Festival audience, at Christ Church, Spitalfields, London, conducted by Peter Broadbent.
Text Writer
William Blake
Publisher
Chester Music Ltd
Category
Chorus a cappella / + 1 instrument
Year Composed
1997
Duration
3 Minutes
Chorus
SATB + audience/congregation
Alternate Orchestration
SSATBB
Availability
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Programme Note
Judith Weir My Guardian Angel (1997)
My Guardian Angel is a carol, which celebrates the increased incidence of public appearances by angels at Christmas time. It is a setting of short text by William Blake. The music of the carol is based around a short 'alleluia' which may be performed by the audience, whilst the choir weaves some 4-part counterpart around it. Alternatively, the piece may be performed, in 6 parts, by choir alone.

The Angel that presided o'er my birth
Said, "Little creature, form'd of Joy & Mirth,
Go love without the help of anything and earth".

© Judith Weir

  • Ensemble
    Choir of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge
    Conductor
    Geoffrey Webber
    Delphian:
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