I am the Day (1999)

Unaccompanied SATB Chorus   5 minutes

I am the Day soon to be born.
I am the sprig from the root of David and the bright star of the morning
I am the alpha and the omega, the first and the last, the beginning and The End

first line from The legend of St. Christopher; then Revelation, 22:16, 13

Rejoice, rejoice Emmanuel
O come, o come Emmanuel

 

Text: The legend of St. Christopher; Revelation, 22:16, 13

Commissioned by the Spitalfields Festival

First performance: 13th December 1999, Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge, conducted by Richard Marlow , Spitalfields Festival, London.