Song of June is a setting of Wilfred Owen's wonderfully evocative 1914 poem about young love and summer days for unaccompanied SATB voices, with a rehearsal piano part. Harvey's music captures the shimmering trees, warbling waterbrooks and swimmers 'carving through the sparkling cold' depicted in the poem. This powerfully sensual work is certain to make a lasting impression on singers and audiences alike.
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 living composers and includes both lighter and more challenging contemporary works, offering a thrilling array of varied styles.
Jonathan Harvey has built a reputation as one of the most skilled and imaginative composers working today. Amongst many other genres of composition, he has written a substantial and widely performed oeuvre of choral music which has been extensively performed by some of the world's best respected choirs. His choral works, including The Angels and Come, Holy Ghost, are regularly performed internationally, and a considerable amount of his choral repertoire has been recorded commercially to widespread critical acclaim.