Text: The Book of Job | Dr Joseph Spence | Rupert Brooke
Tenor solo, SATB, harp and strings
Commissioned by Dulwich College
First performance 25 March 2015 at King’s College, Cambridge | James Oxley, tenor | Dulwich Orchestra | Richard Mayo, conductor
Some corner of a foreign field was commissioned to mark the centenary of the First World War. A profoundly moving cantata, it draws on biblical texts associated with the acclaimed pupil of Dulwich College, Sir Ernest Shackleton, his 1916 Antarctic Expedition, and Rupert Brooke, the centenary of whose death falls on 2015. This beautiful work, with its lustrous harmonies and its poignant tenor solo, offers choirs an immensely rewarding experience.