By Matthew Martin
Faber Edition: Choral Signature Series
SATB, a cappella
A Song of the New Jerusalem was commissioned by the John Sanders Society and first performed by The Gloucester Cathedral Choir (UK) in July 2011. Matthew Martin's setting of this passage from Revelations is both powerful and ethereal, with distant, chant-like vocal lines offset by the organ accompaniment, which is at times majestic, at times otherworldly. Suitable for use throughout the liturgical year.
The Faber Choral Signature Series introduces a wealth of new or recently written choral music to choirs in search of fresh repertoire. The series draws in a rich diversity of contemporary composers and includes both lighter and more challenging contemporary works, offering a thrilling array of varied styles.