Four Candles - an Advent cycle (2012)

Four Candles

Where religion is concerned I consider myself a “lapsed Catholic”. But that background never goes away. So I wanted to write something relating to my Catholic upbringing. Writing a mass is too obvious, and I wanted to write a recorder composition — a mass really has to be vocal. Next thought was the Stations of the Cross. I may still get back to that.

In the end I settled on a four movement work based on the four Sundays of the Advent. Does that make this the only advent cycle in existence? Sure there are Bach canatatas for those Sunday, but that’s not quite the same as a cycle, not?

So here it is: four movements, for 3 recorders, in ever growing range.

Since I’m giving this away for free, why not buy me a coffee?