Duration: 3'15" |
Ensemble: Two voices or two-part choir, piano, optional melody instrument
Annunciation for two voices, optional flute, oboe or clarinet and piano based on a painting by American artist, John Collier (www.Hillstream.com). Written for a school's Nine Lessons and Carols service, Annunciation was first performed in 2009 when it was heard by over a thousand people at two events in 24 hours. The piece has been regularly performed since by both adults and children and was also used for a choral workshop at Stowe School. As well as being used in carol services, Annunciation has been performed as part of a concert programme and used as piece of 'music drama'. One of the most memorable performances took place in 2010 when it was sung in the United States next to John's painting at St Gabriel's, McKinney, Texas.
Annunciation is dedicated to the memory of my mother-in-law, Valerie Bullows for whom Christmas was always a special time.