for SSAATTBB unaccompanied
This beautiful anthem was a winner of the London A Cappella Festival Composition Competition 2012. A sensitive setting of a text by Thomas Campion, it features word-painting, a rich use of harmony, fluid melodic lines, and expansive textures. Combining the old and the new, View me, Lord is suitable for services throughout the church year.
Alan Smith was born in London and studied as Organ Scholar at King's College, London from 1981 to 1984. At the same time, he specialised in composition, studying with Nicola LeFanu and David Lumsdaine. Having completed his postgraduate training at the London Institute of Education, Alan began his teaching career in Croydon. He is currently Head of Music at Hazelwick School, Crawley. Alan first came to prominence as a composer in 1990 when he won the RSCM's annual composing competition. His winning piece, Let the Peoples Praise You O God, has subsequently been widely performed and remains one of his best known works. In 2006, he was a shortlisted finalist in the Canadian Choral Composition Contest and, in 2007, a prizewinner in a Handel-inspired Chamber Organ Composing Competition. Since 1998, Alan has been Director of Music at St Andrew's Church in Burgess Hill, West Sussex, England.