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The Great Invocation

for SATB choir and piano, with optional organ or strings

Year:  2021   ·  Duration:  3m 40s

Year:  2021
Duration:  3m 40s

Composer:   Chris Artley

Films, Audio & Samples

Chris Artley: The Great Inv...

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Sample Score

Sample: pages 2–4 of score (SATB with piano and organ version)

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Sample Score

Sample: pages 2–4 of score (SATB and piano version)

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"From its sonorous melodies to expansive accompaniment, Chris Artley's latest choral work would be a great addition to any concert programme or liturgical setting. The text, translated by Alice M. Bailey from an ancient prayer, flows gently forward over tender harmonic progressions in both the choir and instrumental parts which are both sublime and uplifting in effect. Heartfelt, inspiring and highly accessible, 'The Great Invocation' will be an essential piece of any choir's repertoire." — Steven Rapana (Head of Choirs, King's College, Auckland, September 2022)

Commissioned note

Commissioned by Inga Lane, October 2021

Dedication note

Commissioned by Inga Lane, October 2021 and premiered by King's College Chamber Choir directed by Steven Rapana at Big Sing Finale Christchurch in August 2022

Contents note

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Text note

Words from an ancient prayer translated by Alice A. Bailey and adapted with permission