Words by William Whiting (1825-78), melody by John B. Dykes (1823-76)
Newly arranged by Hywel Davies

for baritone soloist, semi-chorus, chorus, wind and brass

Hywel Davies writes:

“In this arrangement of Eternal Father each verse has a different texture and only in the final verse are all the forces used at the same time. Between each verse there is a short, contemplative interlude and the final verse is followed by a short postlude. When making this arrangement of such a well-known and well-loved hymn I was anxious that the end result should preserve its dignity and meaning.”

Hywel Davies is a composer, sound artist and installation artist who lives and works in Somerset. His wide-ranging output includes concert works, dance scores, electronic and electroacoustic works, ringtones, sound installations and installations that don’t involve any sound at all. He is currently composer-in-residence with Kokoro (Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s new music ensemble).

Composer:  Dykes Wiki Link:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eternal_Father,_Strong_to_Save Title of Musical Work:  Eternal Father, Strong To Save (arr. Hywel Davies)

London Concert Choir concerts featuring this musical work:

Iron Duke
(15 June 2016)