Click the score to visit the Ionian Mass website
A joyful celebration of science and the natural world in five movements, borrowing from the traditional form of a mass setting, but using a new, secular text by the composer.
The work's title refers both to the Ionian islands which, in the 6th century BCE, were at the heart of a revolution in thinking about nature, as well as to the musical "Ionian" mode.
Scoring: Mixed voice (SATB) choir (with some divisi) and piano.
Duration: 20 minutes
The five movements are:
Click here to go to the Ionian Mass website, where you can hear the complete recording, view the score and much more.
As well as the vocal score you can also purchase a CD of the work below. The CD also includes three of Ian's shorter works - Soles Occidere, O Death Rocke Me Asleep, and Mary Bateman
Ionian Mass was premiered on November 24th 2018 at a concert in West Malling, Kent by Vox Populi conducted by James Meaders.
|Printed copies Price £6.50 each (+p&p)||Ionian Mass CDs Price £8.00 each (+p&p)|