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Cecilia McDowall

God is Light



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Voicing:      SSATB
Format:      Sheet Music
Accompaniment:      A Cappella
Composer:      Cecilia McDowall
Music Category:       Choral
Music series:      New Horizons
Item Code:      9780193415652

Commissioned by Ralph Woodward and the Fairhaven Singers in memory of Dora Kemp, one of the choir's sopranos, God is Light sets lines from Psalm 139, 1 Thessalonians, and 1 John. It moves from an unsettled tonality at the beginning, through anguished false relations and wistful expressivity, to find triumphant resolution in a blazing A major at the end. Like all of McDowall's music, it is well crafted and singable.
God is Light was first performed on 12 November 2016 in Queens' College Chapel, Cambridge, by the Fairheaven Singers and Perse Prep Senior Choir (director Paul Harris), conducted by Ralph Woodward.

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