Thomas Simaku's The Rose Of The World for Soprano, SATB choir and Chamber Ensemble (9 players). A setting of the W. B. Yeats poem of the same name. Composed 2014-5. Published 2015.
Instrumentation: Soprano, SATB choir, Flute, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, 3 Percussionists, Piano, Violin, Cello.
First performance: Rachel Nicholls (soprano), Philharmonia Chorus, BBC Concert Orchestra, Stephen Cleobury (conductor); Easter at King's Festival, King's College Chapel, Cambridge; 1st April 2015, with live BBC Radio 3 broadcast.