• Peter Maxwell Davies
  • Hallelujah: The Lord God Almichtie (1989)

  • Chester Music Ltd (World)

Commissioned for the Choir of St Paul's Old Church, Edinburgh

Programme Note

Composed for St. Paul's Old Kirk in Edinburgh, this is a setting in Scots of the passage in the Apocalypse where St. John hears a voice from the throne, that voice appearing here as soprano-alto duets from a distance, building, as Davies has said, ' fine bridge' from the time of the Edinburgh church to the present. Both vocal groups sing in translucent modal harmony with organ support.