The Call, by John Taverner. A piece for unaccompanied SATB choir, the text of which is based on a line from St. Matthew 9:9. The music was written to represent the work of St. Matthew. In three mounting steps, the music represents the work of St. Matthew: the ascent of the spirit into silence.
The first performance was given during evensong on 25th September 1988 by the choir of St. Matthew's Church conducted by Andrew Shenton.