O that we were there! is a text taken from the Christmas hymn In Dulci Jubilo. It expresses a longing to be present at the Incarnation of Christ, but it also conveys alonging to be out of the world of time and space, and in an eternal world.
Composed in 2012, in memory of Blossom Barrow, this SATB version was first performed at the memorial service for Annabel Freyberg, mother of Blossom Barrow, at St Mary Abbots, the parish church of Kensington, on 26th February 2014. The performance was given by the choir of St Mary Abbotsconducted by the Director of Music, Professor Mark Uglow.