Turnage's exquisite Three Night Carols demonstrate the composer's characteristic harmonic & melodic originality in miniature. The rich textures of the unaccompanied, mixed-voice Misere nobis (written for the choir of King's College, Cambridge, & performed Christmas Eve, 2006) contrasts with the far simpler Christmas Night & Claremont Carol, for S (A) & piano or organ. The texts comprise a medieval English carol also set by Gustav Holst, a beautiful poem by Right Rev William Ind, former Bishop of Truro and the famous "Silent nigyht, holy night" of Joseph Mohr.
-Christmas Night, SA & piano (organ)
-Claremont Carol, S(A) & piano (organ)
-Misere nobis, SATB