September 2006

In the Presence of the Angels


A series of organ pieces for inclusion in worship at Downside Abbey, Somerset, based on plainchant celebrating St Benedict.

Written in collaboration with Br Martin Gowman. Performed by Br Martin at the worldwide Synod of Abbots Present at Downside on 20th September 2006.

First public performance on May 1st 2005 at King’s College Chapel, University of Aberdeen, at a recital by Roger B. Williams forming part of the Aberdeen Music Prize weekend.

The audio clip is of the opening of the work, as played by Martin Gowman on the organ of Downside Abbey.


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    In the Presence of the Angels - Clip (Opening)