To the Field of Stars

34 mins

for SATB, violoncello and 2 percussion (7 handbells, tubular bell, crotales, glockenspiel)

Texts from the Codex Calixtinus, from Carmina Gadelica (translated by Alexander Carmichael (1932-1912)) and by John Adams (1735-1826), William Cowper (1731-1800), Walt Whitman (1819-1892) and Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

Commissioned by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus, the Netherlands Chamber Choir and St Jacobs Chamber Choir, Stockholm
First performed by St Jacobs Chamber Choir with Elemér Lavotha (violoncello) and Anders Åstrand and Martin Wikström (percussion), directed by Gary Graden, at St Jacobs Church, Stockholm on 24 October 2011