Ensemble: SATB organ
|MP3 performance (St Paul's choir)
The Advent Candle is a stirring versical anthem in the English tradition, whose text (by the composer's brother Christopher) makes it suitable for Advent or for weddings. There are verses for S&A and T&B, a tenor soloist and for the whole choir. The piece was first performed in St Paul's Cathedral in December 2006.
The piece lasts 5 minutes, but its strophic structure makes it easy to learn, and with its thought-provoking text and stirring musical treatment, the piece is sure to go down well with choirs of average ability.