The Call is a ten-movement cantata for solo Soprano with Piano accompaniment, composed in the aftermath of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales in 1997. The Call is the first movement of The Call. It is a setting of a poem by George Herbert, and a petition to the various forms of the Trinity to permeate all our lives. It has been arranged here for Soprano solo and Harp.
Patrick Hawes (b. 1958) is a contemporary British composer. He has been building a reputation as one of the foremost composers working in the UK today, a position which was cemented when he was appointed as Classic FM’s Composer in Residence for 2006-2007.