STILL FALLS THE RAIN op.495 (February 1997)

An SATB and organ setting of the poem by Edith Sitwell
Published by: Highbridge Music Ltd
Commissioned by: The Chester Bach Singers
Instrumentation: SATB (with treble or soprano solo) and organ
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Note on Lyrics: Text: Edith Sitwell by permission
Duration: 10 mins
First Performance: The Chester Bach Singers May 1998 Chester Cathedral


12th November 2015 Canticum Choir conducted by Mark Forkgen, St. Paul's Knightsbridge

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STILL FALLS THE RAIN (choir & organ - Opus 495* - commissioned by  Chester Bach Singers 1997)

A TOCCATA OF GALUPPI'S (solo voice & harpsichord - Opus 263 - commissioned and 1st performed by Michael Leighton Jones, baritone with Howard Blake, harpsichord, on BBC Radio 3 1978 - 1st London concert performance)

SONGS OF TRUTH AND GLORY (choir & organ - Opus 546* - The Elgar Commission for the Worcester Three Choirs Festival  2005)

* = 1st London performance

6th July 1998 Chester Bach Singers, Bolton Parish Church
16th May 1998 Chester Bach Singers, Martin Bussey, Chester Cathedral UK

First performance

Related Autobiography Chapters

Edith Sitwell's 'Still falls the rain' and' 'The Bear' (1997)
'Speech after long silence' for the Hong Kong International Piano Competition (2011)
'The Land of Counterpane' - an animated film with music (2015)

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