The World's Desire : Vocal score
for SATB and organ The World's Desire was commissioned by the Choir of Truro Cathedral for their service of Nine Lessons and Carols in December 2008, to be performed after the eighth lesson. Setting a text by G. K. Chesterton, it is highly original yet approachable, and develops the opening melodic motif to provide a sense of cohesion throughout the piece.
- Sheet music | 8 pages
- 177 x 255 x 1mm | 18g
- 14 May 2009
- Oxford University Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
Though the melody looks somewhat angular, it should wear its leaps lightly, and a good sense of phrasing is called for. The notes are fairly simple, but this is possibly not the easiest of carols to bring off successfully. However, choirs should be inspired rather than daunted as there is much to like here. * Jonathan Wikeley, Music Teacher, Sept 09 *
About Paul Drayton
Paul Drayton is a published composer, conductor, and teacher, whose choral works have been performed by many groups, including the King's Singers. He is also co-author, with Pauline Hall, of two Piano Time volumes, published by Oxford University Press.