for SATB unaccompanied You and Me comprises two expressive love songs, each exploring a different side of love. 'Brightness' is a rapturous hymn to a beloved, its gentle syncopations and flexible rhythms building to a passionate intensity before the piece ends with a final, wistful refrain. 'The Good Side of Me', with text by Elizabeth Jennings, employs colourful harmonies to tell of a more complex, uncertain love, before reaching an affirmative, peaceful end.
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.