• Peter Dickinson
  • Three Pieces for String Quartet (2020)
    (from Mass of the Apocalypse)

  • Novello & Co Ltd (World)
  • 2vn.va.vc
  • 10 min

Programme Note

Sanctus – Agnus Dei – Gloria

These three pieces are based on movements from my Mass of the Apocalypse, commissioned for the 300th anniversary of St James’ Church, Piccadilly and recorded by the St James’ Singers/Ivor Bolton. They are dedicated to Peter Sheppard Skærved and the Kreutzer Quartet in gratitude for their outstanding CD of my chamber music released early in 2020. They gave the first performance of the Three Pieces, which was filmed and streamed in November 2020, but the live premiere was given by the Gildas Quartet in the William Alwyn Festival at Southwold Church on 8 October 2021. – Peter Dickinson