Patrick Hawes: My Dearest Wish
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Patrick Hawes’ setting of My dearest wish was given its
first performance on 6 March 2010 at Lincoln Cathedral by the Choir of Lincoln Cathedral, conducted by Aric Prentice.
"My brother Andrew provided the text. My Dearest Wish is based on the
last letters from Edward King to the people of his diocese and the recurrent
theme is ‘My dearest wish - be Christ-like
Christians’. We are thinking of
developing the same text into a hymn, using the melodic material from the
anthem. I am really looking forward to being present on the 6th March and
wonderful choir premiere the anthem with accompaniment from the mighty Father
Patrick Hawes, January 2010