SATB - Mixed choir SSAATTTBBB a cappella
Longfellow’s poem is a homage to the tranquility and serenity of night, qualities that are embodied by the concert I wrote this piece for, the Serenade in the Cloisters of Canterbury Cathedral. This concert takes place one evening in July every year just as night is falling, in the great cloister of the Cathedral; and above the open cloister rises Bell Harry Tower, the Cathedral’s central tower. It was with the bell in this tower in mind that I included the optional bell part in the later stages of the piece.
Duration: c4 minutesAbout the Composer
Ed’s musical education started in the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, where he was a chorister. He went on to the King’s School, Canterbury, before returning to Cambridge as a Choral Scholar at King’s, and graduated from Cambridge with a double-starred First in Music in 2010. He has written for various groups, including The King’s Singers, VOCES8 and the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, and has composed music for theatre in the West End.