Stephen Gowland (b.1955)

http://www.herefordshirecomposersworkshop.com

He in our Childhood with us walks

A setting for SATB of verses 2 and 5 of Traherne’s poem The Approach.

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

Published: Apr-11

O Divine Love the sweet harmony

A setting of lines from Traherne’s prose work The Kingdom of God (Chapter XI lines 51-52 & 53-54 and Chapter XXXII lines 262-263)for SATB.

O Divine Love, the sweet harmony of souls
the musick of Angels, the joy of God’s own heart,

O Divine Love, come and live in me,
that I may know the law of Libertie,

O Divine Love, inspire me, open my eyes,
make me a child of God, and a citizen of Heav’n.


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

Published: April 2011

Recorded: A recording of the piece by Ensemble Sine Nomine may be heard on the Herefordshire composers’ website.

Shake off thy sloth

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Words are but feeble things

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