SSATB a cappella
Text: adapted from the Divine Office for St Cecilia’s Day
Oxford University Press
First performance 22 November, 2016 | Chapel of Royal Holloway University, Surrey, UK | Rupert Gough, conductor
Reflective and reverential, the influence of plainchant is particularly apparent in the soprano solo, and McDowall intersperses effective imitative passages amidst homophonic writing with rich harmonies.