for SSATB, organ, and optional tubular bell or handbell
Light Eternal brings together the liturgical text for Remembrance, Lux Aeterna, and the evocative poetry of Denise Levertov. Commissioned as part of a trilogy, Light Eternal has a haunting and exotic quality, the music beautifully illustrating the sense of the texts. The anthem was first performed on Armistice Day 2012 by the Oakham Chapel School Choir and conducted by Peter Davis. Suitable for Remembrance and other occasions of solemn commemoration.
Educated at Edinburgh and London Universities, Cecilia McDowall has been described by the International Record Review as having a 'communicative gift that is very rare in modern music. An award-winning composer, McDowall is often inspired by extra-musical influences, and her choral writing combines rhythmic vitality with expressive lyricism. Her music has been commissioned, performed, and recorded by leading choirs, among them Phoenix Chorale and the Choir of New College, Oxford, and is regularly programmed at prestigious festivals in Britain and abroad.