Duration: 2′

  • Anthem
  • Text: 13th cent. attrib. St Francis of Assisi (d.1226)
  • SATB – a cappella
  • Gemini Publications
  • First performance 4 October, 2006  |  Choir of Ely Cathedral; conductor, Paul Trepte  |  Ely Cathedral
  • composed for the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the ordination of The Reverend Canon Dr Peter Sills, Vice-Dean of Ely on St Francis Day.

This anthem was composed for a friend of mine, the Revered Canon Dr Peter Sills, Vice Dean of Ely, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his ordination on St Francis Day, at Ely Cathedral in 2006. The anthem was performed again, by the Choir of Ely Cathedral, conductor Paul Trepte, on 18 February the following year as the introit to for the BBC Choral Evensong service, the first Sunday evensong after the abandonment of the mid-week service on BBC Radio 3. It is essentially a meditative work.