The King's Service

Programme Note

The King’s Service consists of settings of the Morning and Evening Canticles and the Office of Holy Communion for unaccompanied SATB choir. The piece was written for The Choir of King’s College London and their director Joseph Fort.

The King’s Service canticles [are] beautifully fluid. (Ken Walton, The
Scotsman, 24th March 2022)

Rounding off the album is Nesbit’s setting of the Evening Canticles, perhaps the most straightforward music in this collection, though, as the composer points out, the Magnificat is not a conventional expression of joy. (Ivan Moody, Gramophone Editor’s Choice, May 2022)

Media

Recording of Evening Canticles available on Delphian Records.

Performances

9th March 2022
The Choir of King’s College London, Joseph Fort
The Chapel, King’s College London (The Office of Holy Communion)

23rd November 2021
The Choir of King’s College London, Joseph Fort
The Chapel, King’s College London (Magnificat and Nunc dimittis)

Year: 2021
Duration: 25′
Instrumentation: SATB

1 – Te Deum Laudamus
2 – Benedictus
3 – Jubilate Deo
4 – Kyrie
5 – Gloria in Excelsis
6 – Sanctus
7 – Benedictus
8 – Agnus Dei
9 – Magnificat
10 – Nunc dimittis