• Owain Park
  • Five Carols (2021)

  • Novello & Co Ltd (World)
  • SATB
  • SATB
  • 12 min
  • Christian folk hymn collected by John Jacob Niles, Frances Chesterton, Georgia Way and Hannah King

Programme Note

Adam lay ybounden is a setting of medieval English words, and is perfect as a seasonal introit. The Holy Child and A Winter Bloom are settings of words by contemporary British poets, Georgia Way and Hannah King, which both offer a reflective take on the festive period. Here is the little door was composed for readers of the BBC Music Magazine, and captures the wonder of Frances Chesterton’s text – at first meditative and subdued before becoming more colourful and lively. I Wonder as I Wander is a reworking of an existing piece scored for larger choir (NOV297385). The wistful melody has the character of a folk song, with mellifluous writing for the accompanying voices.

Owain Park


  • Choral Highlights 2022
    • Choral Highlights 2022
    • In recent months and for the season ahead the Wise Music choral catalogues are once again burgeoning with new works. There are new pieces and publications from Richard Allain, Peter Bruun, Britta Byström, Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Matthew Martin, Paul Mealor, Nico Muhly, Owain Park, Joby Talbot and Judith Weir, plus new repertoire from recent Australian signing Ross Edwards.