Murder in the Cathedral

  • incidental music for organ and unison voices
  • Duration flexible
written for a 1989 production of T S Eliot's play at New College Chapel, Oxford
consists of:

1. Opening Procession (organ, 2.5 mins)
2. Sermon Procession I (organ, 1.5 mins)
3. Sermon Procession II (organ, 2 mins)
4. Introit Music (organ, 2.5 mins, underscoring "Since Christmas a day..." / "Since St John the Apostle a day..." / "Since the Holy Innocents a day...", 3 mins)
5. Dies Irae (unison voices, slightly plainsong-style, setting complete Latin text, with simple organ accompaniment, 2 mins)
6. Te Deum (unison voices, slightly plainsong-style, setting complete Latin text, with simple organ accompaniment, 3 mins)
7. Final Procession (organ, underscoring "Lord, have mercy... Blessed Thomas, pray for us", 1.5 mins)

Categories

choral - high voices accompanied; choral - low voices accompanied; vocal - solo voice with organ; instrumental - solo organ; music for theatre - incidental music.