On this day is a bright and exuberant upper-voice setting of the English version of 'Personent hodie' from Piae Cantiones (1582). The text and the manageable vocal parts make this carol particularly suitable for children's voices, but it could equally be sung by adult choirs. The piano part, featuring bell-like passages and a driving momentum, contributes to an overall sense of jubilation. An excellent addition to any carol service or concert.
Edmund Jolliffe studied music at Oxford University and completed a Masters in Film Composition at the Royal College of Music. He also studied on the Advanced Composition Course at Dartington International Summer School and completed an artistic residency at the Banff Center, Canada, in 2010. As well as writing concert music, he has written music for over a hundred television programmes that have been broadcast all over the world. He is currently writing music for the next series of 'Who do you think you are?' for BBC 1.
Published on: 17 March 2011
No of pages: 12
Catalogue No: 9780193373839