*FAITH ALONE CAN BUILD A CITY op.438 (December 1991)

A hymn for choir and organ, commissioned by the Archbishop of Canterbury
Published by: Highbridge Music Ltd
Commissioned by: The Church Urban Fund and The Archbishop Of Canterbury
Instrumentation: SATB,org
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Note on Lyrics: Text by Howard Blake
Duration: 4 mins
First Performance: York Minster, 13th January, 1992
Sheet Music Available
Organ / vocal score for sale


Composer's note: After the performance I was honoured to have lunch in the refectory of York Minster with two archbishops- John Hapgood and George Carey - with whom I discussed hymn texts at some length, agreeing that George Herbert's are incomparable and causing me to embark on 'Songs of Truth and Glory' some years later.


13th May 1992 The congregation and organist conducted by Stuart Beer, York Minster

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