Sax and the City
St Alban’s Chamber Choir showcases three pieces for alto saxophone and voices, along with two choral works by our president, Will Todd, and other lighter pieces with a city theme. Conducted John Gibbons.
Will Todd’s Angel Song II (2008) is part of a larger choral work inspired by the idea of voices from heaven. It is another wordless piece; the text is designed to create the echo of the word ‘hosanna’ but with no consonants, so that the music feels as if it comes from ‘on high’.
Songs of Love (2012) sets three works by the Greek neo-romantic poet Maria Polydouri: I Love You, A Kiss and I Sing Because.