|Columba - a symphony for organ|
|Thursday, 05 March 2009 08:35|
Weds 18th March, 1.15pm – 1.45pm at The Temple Church, London
Played by Clive Driskill Smith, organist at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford
My new organ symphony Columba is inspired by verses from the poem Altus Prosator thought to have been written by St. Columba in the 6th century. Each of the four movements takes a separate verse of the poem as inspiration for the music. The poem is outstandingly ambitious in content. The whole range of the Bible from Genesis through to the Apocalypse is compressed into twenty-three stanzas. It is the most essential information about the world, as an early mediaeval Christian saw it.
“a useful addition to the repertoire for whole classes or year groups as they are light-hearted and naturally appealing” Mastersinger