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A jubilant anthem for SATB, organ and optional timpani, with words by Luke Martens, commissioned to celebrate the marriage of the composer's
friends, Elen and Colin Roberts.
The piece has an accessible musical language which addresses both traditional and modern harmonic relationships, whilst utilising regular time changes juxtaposed alongside memorable recurring motifs. It serves as a vibrant and interesting showcase for any choir.
The inclusion of an optional timpani part gives the music an extra dimension which can be exploited on the concert platform.
The first performance was given by the Sirenian Singers at St Collen's Church, Llangollen on 1st November 2008.
Fanfare: Juventas was commissioned for the occasion of celebrations for Moreton Hall school's centenary year. The piece opens
with an immediate reference to the school hymn Gaude Plebs. Hints of the hymn recur in various guises throughout the piece,
alternating with a second, more traditional ceremonial motif. We hear complete versions of both ideas before culminating in a short
Please note that Scorch playback has been muted for this piece. Please listen to the MP3 instead.
3. Sorrows Sleep Tonight
Sorrows Sleep Tonight (Mary's lullaby) by Wyn Pearson and Luke Martens is a gently, powerfully reflective choral
piece. Thematically and lyrically the piece centres around the image of the baby Jesus in the arms of his loving mother
gently singing him to sleep.
A very familiar Christmas concept. However, it is inauthentic to focus entirely on the joy of the new birth when we, like Mary, know from the prophetic words of Simeon in Luke 2:35 that with the joy of her new baby, bringing salvation, there would also be for them both great suffering.
The powerful juxtaposition of the beautiful baby Jesus, light of the world, born in the shadow of the cross, gives us a stark reminder of his sacrifice and future glory. Mary's urging for the child to sleep and enjoy the peace of his infancy before he begins the work of suffering for the sins of mankind lends a melancholic beauty and hopeful sadness to the ebb and flow of this melodic arrangement.
This bitter sweet, omniscient lullaby brings together the inseparable themes of Christmas and Easter, urging us in a world fraught with suffering to grasp a simple moment of childlike peace.