• Find us on Facebook
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • Follow us on Instagram
  • View Our YouTube Channel
  • Listen on Spotify
  • View our scores on nkoda
Music Text

translation of Aquinas text by James Quinn (E)

Abbreviations (PDF)


Boosey & Hawkes

This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for the world.

Digital Score
Subscribe to nkoda

World premiere of version
Westminster Cathedral, London
Westminster Cathedral Choir
Repertoire Note

Choral level of difficulty: 2 (5 greatest)

This straightforward, attractive anthem was written for a Baptism and Confirmation service in 1980. Its accompaniment was originally for oboe and viola. MacMillan later made an alternative organ part (the instrumental parts are available if needed) which, to a great extent, reflects this in its two-part counterpoint. The choral parts are easily manageable by most choirs and with its mainly chordal approach makes the text by St. Thomas Aquinas in James Quinn’s translation, even more direct. This also makes a beautiful communion motet.

Repertoire Note by Paul Spicer

Recommended Recording

Sonoro/Neil Ferris
Resonus RES10208

Buy the CD from Amazon


Stay updated on the latest composer news and publications