Boosey and Hawkes have extended their Will Todd catalogue to include 5 more ravishing works with a seasonal flavour.
See Amid the Winter’s Snow
Scored for SA & piano, this 4 minutes setting of See Amid The Winter’s Snow was written for Philip Redfern and the choir of St George’s School, Edinburgh and premiered in December 2014.
In this Place
Scored for A Cappella SATB this 4 minute setting of the composer’s own words was commissioned by Roger Muttitt for the 600th anniversary of Durham School and premiered at Durham Cathedral in 2014. A recording of this piece by Tenebrae is available on Lux et Veritas, an album of Will Todd choral music for the Signum Classics label.
Two Extra Jazz Carols
A new addition to the ever popular Jazz Carol series by Will Todd, this publication includes setting of O Come All Ye Faithful and God Rest You Merry Gentlemen. Scored for SATB & piano with optional jazz ensemble these words have been recorded by St Martin’s Voices on the album Christmas in Blue.
This 7 minute anthem scored for SSAATTBB was commissioned in 2012 by Simon Winter to celebrate 25 years of the chamber choir Felicitas.
Will Todd writes:
“Thinking about the unaccompanied vocal texture brought me back to my 1995 setting of the words of The Venerable Bede, Christus Est Stella, which in turn made me think of the beautiful words of Vidi Speciosam. The setting seeks to convey the ecstatic nature of the text, set almost exclusively in a homophonic style; the harmonies are rich and opulent like the text.”
A recording of this piece by Tenebrae is available on the album The Call of Wisdom, released by the Signum Classics label.