Lament to Saint Cecilia : for SATB choir
by Paul Stanhope (2012)
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Performance by Sydney Chamber Choir, Paul Stanhope from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 69.
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This piece was written as a tribute to and blackly humorous shadow of the famous Britten choral piece "Hymn to Saint Cecilia" and to coincide with the Britten Centenary. It was written for the talents of the remarkable Gondwana Chorale for their tour of the UK and France in January-February 2013.
Instrumentation: SATB Choir.
Duration: 6 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — Advanced SATB Choir requiring divisi and solos.
Dedication note: To Paul Holley and the Gondwana Chorale
Commission note: Commissioned by Gondwana Choirs for the Gondwana Chorale with the support of APRA and the Gondwana Innovations Patrons.
Text from “Two Poems for Saint Cecilia” by Verónica Pamoukaghlian
The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
Relationship to Benjamin Britten "Hymn to Saint Cecilia", Gabriel Jackson "Cecilia Virgo" or other works to do with Saint Cecilia, patron saint of music and musicians.
Lament to Saint Cecilia, by Paul Stanhope
Performances of this work
9 Apr 2015: at Choralfest (Wesley College (St Kilda)).
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