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DAVE DEXTER MUSIC
ORCHESTRAL, CLASSICAL AND CHORAL COMPOSITION
As part of ORA Singer's "Christmas Gift", I was incredibly lucky to have this piece rehearsed and then recorded live with the choir and musical director/conductor Suzi Digby OBE.
"I Sing Of A Maiden" is a 15th century traditional text, generally considered an early carol written to be sung. My setting was broadly styled as appropriate to that era and as a carol; for the most part homophonic, following the strictures of four-part harmony as best I could, some careful dissonances, and that strange mix of uplifting and bittersweet peculiar to this tonality of choral composing.
ORA and founder/director Suzi are an incredible pairing and it was a privilege to be present as they rehearsed, let alone involved at all.
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