“...a fantastic voyage of discovery for myself and the choir and one which we are very much looking forward to repeating...” Stephen Shellard, Choir Director, Worcester Cathedral
For the 2013 The Gloucester Mystery Plays
were performed in Gloucester and Worcester Cathedrals. I was commissioned to write vibrant and imaginative music. The result was 20+ pieces integrating Middle Eastern characteristics and folk rhythms with Latin texts. Using themes based around scales all the instrumental and choral works had a linear approach, the harmonies being driven by melodic momentum in keeping with Middle Eastern musical tradition. Each instrument or voice was of equal importance, no one taking precedence over the other, no single part allowed to dominate.