Scored for: soprano and baritone soloists, chorus, trumpet (or cornet), piano, keyboard/organ, strings and percussion (1 player).
The chorus parts may be sung by a single mixed voice choir but for full dramatic effect 3 choirs are needed: upper voice children, mixed voice and lower voice choirs. Percussion requirements: timpani, snare drum, 2 tubular bells (D, A), whip, triangle, glock.
Duration: 70 minutes
Commissioned by: Leatherhead Choral Society and Epsom Male Voice Choir
Premiere: Dorking Halls, Surrey UK, 26th November 2016. Soloists Sarah Leonard and Richard Bannan. Leatherhead Choral Society, Epsom Male Voice Choir and Farnham Youth Junior Choir led by Jo McNally and Patrick Barrett. Camerata of London with trumpet George Boote (offstage trumpet Zoe Triantafillou). Piano Lynda Chang, keyboard Gina Eason. Conducted by Ian Assersohn.