Preces and Responses

Kerry Yong

About the recording

These are live recordings of the Preces and Responses by Kerry Yong. They were performed at St Pancras Parish Church on Sunday 10 May 2015 by The Choir of St Pancras Parish Church directed by Christopher Batchelor.

About the composer

Kerry Yong’s recent composition explores the harmonic structures of vowels to give an exposition of a text, demonstrated in this setting of the Preces and Responses, and in Anima Christi written for the Multiplicity Ensemble. Other strands of his work are for celebratory or liturgical functions, exploiting indeterminacy and improvisation strategies to successfully combine performers from diverse training: classical, amateur and popular.

He is also a performer on piano and electronics, in ensembles Apartment House, Elision and Plus-Minus, and with solo electronic projects Cover Me Casio and Cover Me Cage. He is Director of Music of Grace Church Hackney.