• Jonathan Harvey
  • Laus Deo (1969)

  • Novello & Co Ltd (World)

Commissioned by Simon Preston

  • Organ
  • 4 min

Programme Note

Having given up all hope of finding time to fulfil a commission from Simon Preston before the deadline, I had one night a vivid dream in which a shimmering 'cinquecento' angel played an organ. What he played formed the main substance of Laus Deo, and within twelve hours of wakening the piece was finished.

© Jonathan Harvey