Te lucis ante terminum

This is a live recording of Te lucis ante terminum by Paul Ayres. It was performed at St Pancras Parish Church on Monday 11 May 2015 by The Choir of St Pancras Parish Church directed by Christopher Batchelor.

Paul Ayres studied music at Oxford University, and now works freelance as a composer & arranger, choral conductor & musical director, and organist & accompanist. His compositions usually involve words, and he is particularly interested in working with pre-existing music, from arrangements of folksongs, hymns, jazz standards and nursery rhymes to ‘re-compositions’ of classical works, as in Purcell’s Funeral Sentence, 4A Wreck and Messyah. Paul works with many choirs as conductor and/or accompanist, leads education workshops for children, plays piano for improvised comedy shows and musical theatre, and gives organ recitals.

Sebastian ForbesAs composer and founder-patron of the London Festival of Contemporary Church Music, I have keenly watched it grow from its beginnings more than a decade ago. The Festival quickly became an established and much valued event in London’s musical calendar, bringing proper attention to the vital place of new music in the church’s repertoire. Indeed, it would now be hard to envisage the month of May without the enjoyment of this exciting enterprise.

Sebastian Forbes, composer
Patron