O Guiding Night

O Guiding Night : Vocal score

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for SATB and piano O Guiding Night is a colourful and evocative setting of the text 'The Dark Night' by 16th-century Spanish mystic/poet St John of the Cross. Williams's setting really gets to the heart of the words, conveying a range of emotions from hushed excitement to joyous rapture. Sumptuous harmonies and a strong sense of narrative are combined with charming piano interludes in an almost rhapsodic work, which would stand out in any concert.show more

Product details

  • Sheet music | 16 pages
  • 181 x 244 x 1mm | 36g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0193391562
  • 9780193391567

Review quote

Williams has succeeded in capturing the metaphysical rapture of the Spanish mystic in this demanding, transcendent anthem. * Jason Overall, Journal of the Association of Anglican Musicians, Sept 13 *show more

About Roderick Williams

Roderick Williams studied music and composition at Oxford University. Alongside a successful performing career as a baritone soloist, he has also developed a strong reputation as a composer. Encompassing opera, instrumental, vocal, and choral music, his works have been commissioned and performed by such groups as The Sixteen, the BBC Singers, and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and soloists including Sally Matthews, James Rutherford, and Susan Bullock. His music has been heard at Wigmore Hall, the Barbican, the Southbank Centre, and on BBC Radio.show more