Duration: 1'20" |
Ensemble: SATB unaccompanied
Dormi Jesu was composed for Chantry Quire's performance in Chichester Cathedral on 5th December 2010. The words were attractive, with Mary singing to Jesus about the need for sleep, for her sake as well as his - a human sentiment surely shared by every mother in the 2,000 years since. It appealed as a carol because of the simplistic nature of the text.