for SATB unaccompanied
This luminescent setting of 'O lux beata Trinitas' (ascribed to St Ambrose) uses a variety of textures and vocal techniques to reflect the joy expressed in the text - from simple homophony to improvisatory techniques and free metre. The piece culminates with a short declamatory tenor solo, echoed by a solo soprano, before a peaceful extended 'Amen'.
Kerry Andrew's music is infused with elements of world music, jazz, folk, and pop. Holding a PhD in composition from the University of York, Andrew won the Temple Church Choir Composition Prize in 2002, and performers of her work have included The Hilliard Ensemble, The Ebor Singers, John Potter, Nicholas Clapton, and Jane Manning. Her compositions have featured on BBC Radio 3 and 4, Classic FM, and Resonance FM, and at festivals including the York Spring Festival and The BMIC's Cutting Edge series.