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Musical settings of Thomas Traherne

Laurence Armstrong Hughes (b.1952)

A British composer of tonal/modal music, whose work has been described as “the new lyricism”. Born in London he studied at York University (1972 - 1975) and King’s College, London (1979 - 1981). His compositions include settings of works by A. E. Housman, Edward Thomas, Wilfred Owen and William Blake, as well as this one by Thomas Traherne.

Three Mystical Songs

Three Mystical Songs for children’s choir and strings (dedicated to Ronald Corp and the New London Children’s Choir). Each of the songs takes its title from a poem that appears in Traherne’s
Poems of Felicity.

1. Bells (verses 1,2 and 3)
2. Dreams (verses 1,2,4,7 and 8)
3. Hosanna (verses 1,2,3,4 and 6)

Published: 1992