I was asked to compose a psalm chant for Psalm 91, for the University of London Church Choir to sing on our tour to Ripon Cathedral last week.
I can’t share the recording with you yet, as I haven’t heard it; but I hope to be able to eventually. In the meantime, the PDF and midi file are on the Choral Public Domain Library as usual. Also as usual, it’s under a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license, so you can use it for free as long as you clearly attribute me and you don’t prevent anyone else from copying and sharing it. If you like having access to my compositions in this way, you could support me in a number of ways; thanks ever so much to those of you who already do.
What else have I been up to this summer? There was the week in Ely, singing, toward the end of which I came down with a stinkin’ cold; there was part of a week in Somerset with my beloved spreadsheet mining husband, during which I attempted to recover from said cold; there was a week at home in which we both attempted to recover from said cold (sigh…), and then the week in Ripon, for much of which I wasn’t feeling at all well. I got through it, though, and had almost recovered my usual vocal range by the end. I’m sure the clean air up there helped!
These next few months will be fearsomely busy. I need to do my MPhil upgrade (no, really, I have to actually do it), and I need to compose all the music for my Big Final Project, as well as getting back into the swing of Cecilia’s List and various commissions. At the moment I’m trying not to feel too overwhelmed, and instead have spent some time this week trying to get my ducks* in a row so that I can prioritise that work and not worry too much about other stuff. The ducks think this is a wonderful game, and keep swimming off in other directions.
*Not real ducks. It’s probably just as well.