conductor · composer
rory wainwright johnston
A glimpse of the Light
For choir, SATB soloists and orchestra
The inspiration for A glimpse of the Light came from the last line of the poem ‘A passing glimpse’ by Robert Frost:
Heaven gives its glimpses only to those
Not in position to look too close.
The piece casts together a selection of poetry exploring the wonders of nature, the universe and the unknown, along with intermittent iterations of the Lux aeterna plainchant and text from the Mass for the Dead to form a musical ‘glimpse’ of the things beyond our comprehension.
This piece was written for Cantores Olicanae to be performed in a concert as partner to Mozart's Requiem. The piece was premiered by Cantores Olicanae accompanied by Skipton Camerata at St Margaret's Church, Ilkley, on Saturday 2nd November 2019
Recording available upon request