The words of this carol/motet are well-known from Britten’s teenage tour-de-force, but that double-chorus setting is out of the reach of most church choirs. The powerful text, alternating English and Latin in the style of medieval carols, warrants an additional, simpler setting.
The work is suitable for concert performance, as well as for liturgical use during Advent, at Christmas or on feasts of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is David Fawcett’s best selling work and is instantly popular with choirs, congregations and audiences, with its sincere, tender and moving communication of the devotional text.
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