By Alexander L'Estrange
Faber Edition: Choral Signature Series
SATB, a cappella>
This wonderful sacred work for mixed voices is based on John Ireland's well-loved hymn-tune Love Unknown. L'Estrange expertly takes fragments of Ireland's melody, developing, interweaving and re-harmonising them to create a powerful, ethereal sound-world that perfectly reflects the poem's themes of love, sorrow, passion, death and ecstasy.
The Faber Choral Signature Series introduces a wealth of new or recently written choral music to choirs in search of fresh repertoire. The series draws in a rich diversity of contemporary composers and includes both lighter and more challenging contemporary works, offering a thrilling array of varied styles.