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Musical settings of Thomas Traherne

Justin Connolly (b.1933)

Verse op.7b

Part 2,When silent I is a setting for 8 soloists (SSAATTBB) of verses 2, 3, 5 and 6 from Traherne’s poem The Salutation.

Published: Novello & Company Limited, 1976

Recorded: John Alldis choir, issued on the Lyrita label (SRCD 305) in 2008.


A setting of some of Traherne’s poems for chorus, brass and organ. It was composed in 1979 and subsequently withdrawn.