Whilst continuing to make important contributions to the choral repertoire, 2013 saw Corp continue to consolidate his reputation as a composer of symphonic works with characterful orchestral compositions such as Sinfonia 4711 and Commotio.
Corp de Ballet
On 18 January, Chantry Dance Company dance to music from Songs of the Elder Sisters and Lullaby for a Lost Soul at Village Underground in Corp de Ballet.
The Music of Larkin
Lee Tsang (baritone) accompanied by The Portumnus Ensemble premiered The Music of Larkin in a concert devoted to new works forbaritone, piano, trumpet and violin on 8 March.
Give to my eyes Lord
The SA and piano version of this lyrical setting of a text by Colin Coppen was sung by a children’s choir on Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands 16 March. Both this arrangement and a version for mixed voices are available here.
Missa San Marco
The SATB version of Missa San Marco was performed by the Highgate Choral Society during its tour to Munich and Salzburg on 3-6 May.
Preces and responses
Preces and responses were sung at London Festival of Contemporary Church Music and broadcast live on Radio 3 on 15 May.
Things I didn’t say
11 June saw the first performance of the version for choir and organ of the poignant and moving Things I didn’t say by the London Chorus at St Martin-in-the-fields, London.
i carry your heart
Corp’s sensitive settle of e. e. Cummings’ poem was premiered in Fulham on 14 July – available here.
Mass for women’s voices
Mass for women’s voices St Alban the Martyr, 21 July London
Four Elizabethan Lyrics
10 August Four Elizabethan Lyrics New London Children’s Choir, Wellington College
Mass for men’s voices
Mass for men’s voices St Alban the Martyr, 18 August London
Songs for Thomas
31 August Songs for Thomas premier sung by Sally Silver
The 25th birthday concert of the New London Orchestra was celebrated with the premiere of the Sinfonia 7411 at St John’s Smith Square.
Corp de Ballet
The exciting organ work Festivo was premiered by Daniel Moult on 7 December.
Bells of Paradise
This work, originally for SATB and organ, was commissioned by Robert Gurd of the Ealing Choral Society. The treble voice version of The Bells of Paradise was premiered at St Alban the Martyr by the New London Children’s Choir on 15 December 2013.