Premieres & Commissions

World Premières

Humphrey Clucas
Evening Service (Double Choir)
My God, my God
Round me falls the night
Remember O Lord (20-part motet)
Stabat Mater

Jonathan Cole
Bridal Song

Daniel Burges
O be joyful in the Lord
Lord, support us all the day long

Jonathan Rathbone
Corpus Christi Carol

Francis Pott
The Cloud of Unknowing

Matthew Wood
Preces and Responses

John Sidgwick
London, Here I Come!

UK Premières

Marcel Dupré
La France au Calvaire
De Profundis


David Bray
Unto thee, O Lord, will I lift up my soul

Daniel Burges
O saviour of the World
Preces and Responses

Diana Burrell

Bob Chilcott
Dances in the streets

Humphrey Clucas
Rorate coeili
Remember O Lord

Howard Goodall
The secret garden

Roxanna Panufnik
Laughing song

Michael Finnissy
Golden Sleep
(co-commission with Steyning Music Festival)

25th Anniversary commissions

For 2005, to celebrate the choir’s 25th anniversary, Vasari commissioned the following new works:

Stephen Barlow
When I see on Rood (anon 10th Century)

Barrie Bignold
Peace (Bob Cassidy)

Richard Blackford
On Another’s Sorrow (William Blake)

Humphrey Clucas
Hear my crying, O God (Psalms 611 & 115)

Jeremy Filsell
Mysterium Christi (Alice Meynell)

Gabriel Jackson
Now I have known, O Lord (Al-Junaid)

Philip Moore
I saw him standing (Rowan Williams)

Francis Pott
The Lord is my Shepherd (Psalm 23)

Ward Swingle
Give us this day (Tony-Vincent Issacs)

Will Todd
Angel Song II (Hosanna)

The 10 above works were premiered at St John’s, Smith Square, Westminster, in concert on Sunday 15th May 2005.

© Jeremy Backhouse