David Wyllie (b.1933)

http://www.herefordshirecomposersworkshop.com

Regnum Tuum

Regnum Tuum for unaccompanied children’s choir, soprano and adult’s choir.

The Sun must burn

A setting for SATB of stanzas 4 & 6 of an untitled poem found in Traherne’s Commentaries of Heaven, in the chapter entitled Activity.

The SUN must burn, and cannot chuse but shine;
Remove its Rays,
Remove it all. It doth it self refine,
Promote, Delight, Exalt, and Clothe with Prais,
It Crowns it self by shedding forth its Rays.

Just so is Man. He needs must burning shine,
His life is Love
To Live that Life His Soul was made Divine;
Who cannot chuse but like the Sun above,
Be burning still, and som thing needs must love.

This piece is one of the "Saints of Hereford Motets".

Published: Saints of Hereford Motets April 2011

The Cross

A setting for SATB of lines taken from the first century of Thomas Traherne’s Centuries of Meditations.


The cross is....the Hous of Wisdom (and) the Throne of Lov (I, 58)

There we enter....the Heart of the Univers (I, 56)

There we may see a Man Loving all the World, and a GOD Dying for Mankind (I, 59)

There we may see....all Mysteries at once couched together and Explained (I, 59)

It is a well of Life beneath in which we may see the face of Heaven abov (I, 59)


This piece is one of the "Saints of Hereford Motets".

Published: Saints of Hereford Motets April 2011

He in our Childhood with us walks

A work for SATB based on verses 2 and 5 of Thomas Traherne’s poem The Approach. This is one of the "Saints of Hereford Motets".

Published: Saints of Hereford Motets April 2011

Hark how remoter parishes do sound

A composition for SSAATTBB which is loosely based on the last stanza of Traherne’s poem On Christmas-Day. The piece is one of the "Saints of Hereford Motets".

Published: Saints of Hereford Motets April 2011

Sweet infancy

Traherne’s poem The Rapture (verses 1,2 and 3) in a setting for SATB. This is one of the "Saints of Hereford Motets".

Published: Saints of Hereford Motets April 2011

Recorded: A performance of this work by Ensemble Sine Nomine may be heard on the Herefordshire composers’ website.

Why should we not spend some time upon Holy Days

A loose setting for SATB of lines from Traherne’s Church’s Year-Book found in the chapter Meditations and Devotions on the Festival of St Simon and Jude.

Why should we not spend som time upon Holy Days....
They are the Ornaments of Time....
The Days of Heaven seen upon Earth.
Wherein we....come from our Shops to our Saviors Throne.
(And) from...our Vineyards to the Wine of Angels.

(They are the) Market Days of Heaven.
Appointed Seasons, wherin GOD keepeth Open Hous.
(We come) from Caring for our Children,
to be the Sons of God.