for SATB and organ
The World's Desire was commissioned by the Choir of Truro Cathedral for their service of Nine Lessons and Carols in December 2008, to be performed after the eighth lesson. Setting a text by G. K. Chesterton, it is highly original yet approachable, and develops the opening melodic motif to provide a sense of cohesion throughout the piece.
Paul Drayton is a published composer, conductor, and teacher, whose choral works have been performed by many groups, including the King's Singers. He is also co-author, with Pauline Hall, of two Piano Time volumes, published by Oxford University Press.