By Thee I Will Abide

As part of Granta Chorale’s concert O Radiant Dawn, Granta Chorale will give the premiere of By Thee I Will Abide. With a Psalm-based text, this begins with a troubled and anguished plea for mercy. Then at the resolution ‘By Thee I will Abide’ a soothing lullaby combines a repeating mantra-like accompaniment with weaving canonic lines over the top. Two canons then combine and gradually subside to a peaceful ending.

First performance in Ely Cathedral Lady Chapel April 22nd 2017

The piece will also be performed by Granta Chorale in Saffron Hall on May 14th as part of their programme of Motets from Bach to MacMillan.

Both concerts also include Alleluia I Heard a Voice