Anthem (suitable for Candlemas and times of light)
Text: Denise Levertov/Nunc Dimittis – in English
SATB and organ
Oxford University Press
Commissioned by Oakham School, Rutland, UK
First performance 3 February, 2013 | The Oakham Chapel Choir, Peter Davis, conductor
McDowall’s Candlemas is a celebratory and powerful piece. Making use of choral divisions and suspensions and a dynamic organ part, this setting of Denise Levertov’s text (on the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple) is reverent, yet joyous, and is ideal for a liturgical setting.