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Publisher: Novello & Co

A Hymne to God the Father (1966)
commissioned by St. Matthew's Church, Northampton
Text Writer
John Donne
Publisher
Novello & Co Ltd
Category
Chorus a cappella / Chorus plus 1 instrument
Year Composed
1966
Duration
5 Minutes
Chorus
SATB
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Programme Note
John McCabe A Hymne to God the Father (1966)
This setting of John Donne’s famous poem was commissioned by St Matthew’s Church, Northampton, and is dedicated to Michael Nicholas and the Church’s Choir, who gave the first performance in 1967, the year after the composition. The tone of the piece is predominantly reflective, the questioning text’s sharpness and pointedness mirrored, I hope, in the music’s austere expressiveness. The use of soli for three short phrases (two for Soprano, one for Tenor) reminds one that this is essentially a personal plea, though cast in the form of a communal prayer.

© Copyright 2004 by John McCabe

  • Ensemble
    BBC Singers
    Soloist(s)
    Iain Farrington, organ
    Conductor
    David Hill
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