Evocation to a Friend
was commissioned for the Choristers of Canterbury Cathedral on behalf of Befrienders International (now Befrienders Worldwide). The text is by David Race and explores themes of friendship and hope. The music grows in intensity over a cyclic harmonic pattern, with repeating melodic fragments arranged across the four voices creating a hypnotic effect. After a bleak and reflective interlude in the middle, the music unwinds to a peaceful conclusion.
The Novello New Choral Series
is an inspiring selection of new works from a range of contemporary composers, offering pieces for all types of choirs, including sacred and secular works from simple, four-part settings to more expansive, yet accessible, repertoire in an exciting variety of styles. This collection is perfect for choirs looking to broaden their repertoire and explore some of the best new music around.Timothy Noon
(b.1974) is Director of Music at Holy Trinity Cathedral, Auckland, New Zealand. He received his musical education as a chorister at Hereford Cathedral and subsequently as Organ Scholar at Christ Church, Oxford. Following appointments at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, and Canterbury Cathedral, he became Organist and Master of the Choristers at St David’s Cathedral, Pembrokeshire, and then Director of Music at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, before moving to his present position in 2011. Timothy Noon - Evocation To A Friend by musicroom