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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.
Richard's setting of this, one of the earliest English prayers from the Sarum Primer of 1514, was written specifically for the 2022 London Festival of Contemporary Church Music.
It was first performed by the Choral Scholars of St Mary of the Angels, Bayswater, with Alastair Carey accompanying on the organ. A recording of the piece was part of the first LFCCM@Home Choral Evensong online broadcast in 2023, and can be heard here. It may be performed with or without organ accompaniment.