Peter Maxwell Davies
Publisher: Chester Music
Hymn to the Word of God (1990)
commissioned for the 500th anniversary of King's College, Cambridge
Chester Music Ltd
Chorus a cappella / Chorus plus 1 instrument
This is a setting in Greek of an Orthodox prayer to Christ as Son and Word, God and Man, risen and saving. The prayer is led by a solo tenor and sung mostly by the men, with the upper voices entering only for an appeal to Wisdom (sofia) and the final alleluia.
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