Preces and Responses

These are live recordings of two movements of Preces and Responses by Paul Burke. They were performed at St Pancras Parish Church on Wednesday 13 May 2015 by The Choir of St Pancras Parish Church directed by Christopher Batchelor.

This work was commissioned for LFCCM 2015.

Born in London, Paul Burke studied with Robert Saxton at Worcester College, Oxford, and with Paul Patterson at the Royal Academy of Music.

Work for choir has been a significant part of Paul’s output. Recent highlights include Tribus miraculis, which was premiered by Salisbury Cathedral Choir and featured in Choir & Organ magazine, and Fare thee well, which appears on a critically-acclaimed Naxos disc of folksong arrangements. The premiere of The Chandelier of an Angel, composed as part of JAM’s ‘Writing for Voices’ scheme, was broadcast on BBC Radio 3, and Paul’s Five Poems, commissioned by the Illumina trumpet and organ duo, have been performed in cathedrals across the UK.

As a choral conductor, Paul has appeared at the Purcell Room, South Bank Centre, and St Paul’s Cathedral; as conductor and arranger he has worked with recording artists such as Charlotte Church, Laura Mvula, and Andy Burrowes. He has appeared on Classic FM, Channel 4, and on BBC Radios 2, 3, and 4.

Gregory RoseThe LFCCM is a precious and unique opportunity for the annual showcasing of new sacred works at the highest possible level. It thoroughly deserves its important place in the spectrum of contemporary music in London.

Gregory Rose, conductor & composer