• Geoffrey Burgon
  • Rejoice, my love, with me (No.5 from Canciones entre alma y el esposo) (1975)

  • Chester Music Ltd (World)
  • SATB
  • St John of the Cross (trans. Roy Campbell)
  • English

Programme Note

Canciones entre el alma y el esposo is a poem consisting of forty verses. Having previously set two
sections of it as separate a cappella choruses and one for two countertenors and strings, I’ve long
wanted to make a complete setting of the work and, by arranging the countertenor piece for a cappella
chorus and setting the remaining verses as two more anthems for the same forces, I’ve completed the
task. The five pieces can of course still be performed separately, or brought together as a twenty-five
minute setting of Roy Campbell’s translation from the original Spanish of this vivid and intense poem.
Geoffrey Burgon, May 2008