FRANCIS POTT (b.1957): At First Light for Chorus and Cello, Word for Chorus and Organ.
Catalogue Number: 07W063
Description: At First Light for Chorus and Cello, Word for Chorus and Organ. Pott’s acclaimed musical voice is one of uncommon eloquence and seriousness of purpose, and his works have been performed and broadcast in over 40 countries. This recording presents world premiere recordings of two major pieces. At First Light is a 42-minute memorial work which takes the form of a series of slow meditations surrounding an exuberant motet, with wordless commentary from a lamenting cello. Word (37 min.), with its significant role for the organ and the inclusion of texts by the Welsh priest and poet R.S. Thomas, reveals Gospel contemplation in a postmodern world. Texts included. Joseph Spooner (cello), Christian Wilson (organ), Commotio; Matthew Berry.