Will Todd, born in 1970, is forging a strong reputation for himself as a composer who is equally at ease in opera, oratorio, church music and jazz. His style is instantly accessible and lastingly memorable. He spent his formative years steeped in both jazz and the English choral tradition so in his choral music he is able to juxtapose strong rhythmic drive and rich harmonies with exquisitely lyrical vocal lines.
'Lighting The Way' was written to be sung by choir and congregation (with piano or organ accompaniment) and is designed to be completely flexible in terms of vocal forces. It can be performed successfully by any combination of voices, whether school or church choirs, consisting of upper or mixed voices. Mostly unison, and later breaking into 2-parts, this work is a tuneful celebration of God's blessings. The lilting melody combined with the fresh and contemporary harmonies give this anthem its special charm.