Evening Service for Treble Voices - Charles Paterson

Duration: 5'15"
Ensemble: trebles organ
Grading: Medium
CMP353 Full score £3.00

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Written for a service in Leicester Cathedral to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Central Composers' Alliance in 2020, which in the event had to be cancelled because of the covid-19 epidemic, this setting of the evensong canticles has, for the most part, a deliberately spare and understated organ accompaniment, allowing the voices room for clarity and expression. The vocal part is mostly a single line, but splits into two antiphonal parts at significant moments in the text.