Category:   COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY
Composer:   Tarik O’Regan
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Novello and Co Ltd
Edition:   NOV200255
Voicing:   SATB div
Setting:   A Cappella

Reviewer:   

Lee Nelson
St. Cloud State University 2008
R&R Chair College & University

Tarik O’Regan is a burgeoning young composer from England who is quickly becoming a significant composer of the 21st century. Commissioned by The Vaulkhard Choral Trust for The Choir Schools’ Association and the Choir of Winchester Cathedral, this stunning motet beautifully sets a portion of the Sequence for St. Wulfstan. The opening section blossoms into an infectious eighth note motive that ornaments the lyrical melodic line. A slower middle section accentuates the medieval-inspired harmonic language. The vocal ranges are not extreme but the heavy use of divisi may create problems for younger choirs. O’Regan’s creative setting of this unfamiliar text will reward your singers and audience alike and would serve beautifully as a concert opener.