"Alleluia"! New choral piece to be recorded by Bristol Cathedral Choir....Read Now
Bristol Cathedral choir will be recording my new choral piece "Gustate et videte" as part of the Old Hispanic Office Project (Bristol University) in March 2016.
“Without music there can be no perfect knowledge, for there is nothing without it. For even the universe itself is said to have been put together with a certain harmony of sounds, and the very heavens revolve under the guidance of harmony.”
(Isidore of Seville)
This piece is intended to be sung during Communion to communicate spiritual communion with the angels through the repeated singing of groups of three Alleluias. Isidore of Seville (560 -636) suggests that singing "Alleluia" could help to achieve unity with the angels. "Gustate et Videte"develops this idea to create the spiritual and devotional elements of the Old Hispanic Rite in a contemporary setting.
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Alison Willis is a composer and musician based in the East of England.