FAITH ALONE IS OUR SALVATION op.724 (July 2021)

A song for SATB voices, brass ensemble and organ
Published by: Highbridge Music. Scores available on-line or by post if requested.
Commissioned by: The Salvation Army
Instrumentation: Chorus, solo soprano and solo tenor, brass ensemble and organ

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Note on Lyrics: Text by Howard Blake
Duration: 4 mins
First Performance: Proposed venue and date: The Royal Albert Hall December 8th, 2021

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Notes

Composer's note>

'FAITH ALONE IS OUR SALVATION' opus 724, is a companion piece to an earlier work, 'Faith alone can build a city' opus 438, commissioned by the Archbishop of Canterbury for a performance in York Minster in 1992. As far as I know the work in that form only received that one premiere performance, which was most disappointing. I must admit that the agreed phrase 'Faith alone can build a city' did not altogether make sense and I had often wondered if I might somehow find a way of revising it. In 2021, being offerred the opportunity to create a work expressly for the Salvation Army I was inspired by the word 'salvation' as a solution.

Performances

8th December 2021 International Staff Band and Songsters of The Salvation Army, The Royal Albert Hall.

The Salvation Army are considering a song by Howard for their annual charity carol concert at The Albert Hall, it is called 'Faith alone is our salvation'

Related Works


'*FAITH ALONE CAN BUILD A CITY' op.438 (December 1991)
A hymn for choir and organ, commissioned by the Archbishop of Canterbury

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