A couple of gorgeous videos showcasing my Revaltion and Beatitudes collections. Love them!
Revelation, is released on 10th Feb and features twenty-two brand new choral works including two choral collections. Pre-order your copy now at iTunes or Amazon.
The first of the new collections, Revelation, is a collection of nine pieces based on text from the last book of the Bible, the Book of Revelation, written by St John on the island of Patmos.
The second work, Beatitudes, is a collection setting the eight Beatitudes of Christ from the Gospel of St Matthew and captures the essence of Christ’s message that those people normally thought of as being unfortunate are, in fact, blessed.
Five other standalone works complete the album including The Word which sets the beautiful poetry of the Johanine Prologue, The Lord’s Prayer from Patrick’s mass setting The Edenham Eucharist, and a new recording of Patrick’s 2004 piece Quanta Qualia, in the arrangement he wrote for Voces8’s album Eventide.
Born in Grimsby, Patrick Hawes is an English composer who has made his mark as a torchbearer of the English musical tradition of Vaughan Williams and Delius. He first came to public recognition in 2002 with the release of his debut album Blue in Blue. This was made CD of the Week on Classic FM and Patrick consequently became the Classic FM Composer in Residence from 2006-7. In 2010 he composed the Highgrove Suite for HRH The Prince of Wales which was premiered at Highgrove House by the Philharmonia. In recent years he has worked with some of the country’s finest musicians and in 2013 signed a three-album record deal with Decca Records. The first album with them is released in March 2014. Entitled Angel it features the Choir of New College Oxford, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra as well as guest soloists. Patrick is currently working on two large-scale works to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. The first is The Angel of Mons and the second is a work based on the life and death of nurse Edith Cavell.
For up to date details on Patrick’s work visit www.patrickhawes.com