O Vos Omnes was written for the choir in mid-2006 in the first year of the composer’s residency at the Cathedral, and is scored for SSATBB choir with soprano soloist creating a rich harmonic texture, and evoking a solemn mood. Hallmarks of the composer’s style are evident here: the use of the floating soprano solo; the doubling of the melodic material in soprano and tenor or alto and bass; the six part texture; the deft use of dark keys; the rather long musical phrases and paragraphs; modal harmonies with added tones; and an always palpable emotion in the music.
Written during Composer Residency with the Choir of Wellington Cathedral of St. Paul in 2006.
Written for the Choir of Wellington Cathedral of St. Paul and their director, Michael Fulcher
16 Dec 2007
Performed by Choir of Wellington Cathedral of St. Paul conducted by Michael Fulcher at the Wellington Cathedral of St. Paul