Kelly, Bryan: Summer in Winter
SATB and Organ or Piano
Bryan Kelly’s choral music has enriched the repertoire of many choirs, who will be delighted by his latest carol Summer in Winter. The words, a prophetic text by the 17th-century Metaphysical poet Richard Crashaw, may also be used as a prayer within the Anglican Christmas liturgy.
A calm and reflective cradle song for SATB and organ, this charming piece moves strophically through quiet dissonances and shifting colours of major and minor chords to a softly radiant conclusion. Written for James Lancelot and the choir of Durham Cathedral, it will create a haven of musical repose within a sacred space, whether used as an anthem within Advent or Christmas services, or in a concert of seasonal music.