Saturday 18 April 2015

Nearly there - motet for the 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Dicit Dominus - Robert Hugill
The Lord saith: I think thoughts of peace,
and not of affliction: you shall call upon Me, and I will hear you;
and I will bring back your captivity from all places.
Lord, thou hast blessed Thy land; Thou hast turned away the captivity of Jacob.
 (Jer 29:11,12,14)
Hot off the press! I have just finished the setting of Dixit Dominus, my setting of the Latin Introit for the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time. This is the last Sunday in Ordinary Time, and I have only got the Introits for the Feast of Christ the King, and the Feast of All Saints to set and then my collection Tempus per Annum of motets for the church's year will be complete, 72 motets in all.

Resurrexi, the Introit for Easter Day, was premiered on Easter Saturday by Ben Woodward and the Choir of St John's Church in Fulham, and there have been a number of other performances and premieres, and Peter Leech and Harmonia Sacra will be recording one this year. The completed motets are now available for free download from CPDL where you can find the motets for Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, Ascension and much of Ordinary Time. I am hoping that the collection will be complete in a few months time. A nice 60th birthday present to myself.

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