Peter Maxwell Davies
Publisher: Chester Music
Hallelujah: The Lord God Almichtie (1989)
commissioned for the Choir of St Paul's Old Church, Edinburgh
Chester Music Ltd
Chorus a cappella / Chorus plus 1 instrument
Composed for St. Paul's Old Kirk in Edinburgh, this is a setting in Scots of the passage in the Apocalypse where St. John hears a voice from the throne, that voice appearing here as soprano-alto duets from a distance, building, as Davies has said, ' fine bridge' from the time of the Edinburgh church to the present. Both vocal groups sing in translucent modal harmony with organ support.
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