Category: Hal Leonard Choral
For unaccompanied SSA divis voices, this piece was commissioned by BBC Radio 3 for Les Sirčnes, Choir of the Year Champions 2012, and was first performed on 6 June 2014 at St John's-Renfield Church, Kelvindale, Glasgow.
Christmas setting for upper voices (three parts) of a traditional 15th-century English text with Latin refrain: 'Gabriel of high degree...' / 'Ut nova: Ave fit ex Eva'. An explanation of the Latin pun is included in the publication.
The First Runo, relating the world's beginning, forms the festive opening of the Finnish epic poem Kalevala and its creation myth. The Runo opens and closes in a sonic atmosphere both epic and archaic.