To Our Lady

Posted on 6th September 2023 by simonbeattie

Another setting of Rowan Williams’ poetry. I was lucky enough to meet him at a concert in December 2019, at which my setting of his ‘Advent Calendar’ was performed, and was delighted when he said it was ‘a wonderful setting’ and, of all the settings of the words, the closest in feeling to his original poem. I asked if I could set others of his poems, and he kindly agreed. ‘To Our Lady’ is the result. The poem it sets, ‘Our Lady of Vladimir’, describes the famous 12th-century Russian icon.

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