• Peter Maxwell Davies
  • Hymn to the Word of God (1990)

  • Chester Music Ltd (World)

Commissioned for the 500th anniversary of King's College, Cambridge

  • SATB
  • Tenor
  • 5 min

Programme Note

This is a setting in Greek of an Orthodox prayer to Christ as Son and Word, God and Man, risen and saving. The prayer is led by a solo tenor and sung mostly by the men, with the upper voices entering only for an appeal to Wisdom (sofia) and the final alleluia.