for SATB and piano
This captivating carol with words by Kevin Crossley-Holland features satisfyingly rich harmonies and a rippling piano accompaniment that draws inspiration from the water imagery of the text. In the mould of God be in my head (from the 1514 Sarum Primer), the words implore the Christ-child to dwell within us, and Chilcott's setting perfectly complements the text with its beguiling vocal lines and affirmatory feel.
Bob Chilcott has been involved with choral music all his life, first as a Chorister and then a Choral Scholar at King's College, Cambridge. Later, he sang and composed music for 12 years with the King's Singers. His experiences with that group, his passionate commitment to young and amateur choirs, and his profound belief that music can unite people, have inspired him both to compose full-time and, through proactive workshopping, to promote choral music worldwide.