DAVE DEXTER MUSIC
ORCHESTRAL, CLASSICAL AND CHORAL COMPOSITION
Works for choir
Pieces for choir, from SATB to SSAATTBB. Largely liturgical, heavily inspired by middle English choral composers.
I SING OF A MAIDEN (SATB)
Notes: A setting of the 15th C. carol "I Sing Of A Maiden". Broadly styled as appropriate to that era, beginning with simple homophony and becoming darker and more mysterious with each verse. Chosen for ORA's "Christmas Gift" initiative and recorded live under Suzi Digby.
st clement's isle (satb)
Notes: the second choral elegy for my parents. St Clement's Isle is where my I scattered my father's ashes, and my mother's not far away. (also available for quartet)
DESCENDENTEM sicut columbam (satb)
Notes: a setting of Matthew 3:16-17, composed to span a range of choral orchestration - beginning and ending with simple homophony, with a section of solo, duo and trio voices building to the work's centrepiece of dramatic polyphony. This recording for string quartet.