After

Voicing: SATB with divisi and piano (or organ)

Duration: 4' 45"

 

This piece was commissioned in March 2021 by Tricia Rees-Jones for the Somerset-based chamber choir Swan Singers to celebrate their return to live performance after the Covid-19 lockdown. It begins very gently and opens up gradually, like a flower. The text is by the composer.

 

Click on the moving score video above to hear an electronic 'performance'.

 

 "The words capture the moment perfectly and I think the piece is incredibly moving.” - Tricia Rees-Jones

 

... After the locked and shuttered doorways,

After the dark and empty spaces,

And after the silence, singing.

After

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