I would like to share with you a wonderful recording of my Full Fathom Five (TTBB piano) from the Chor Leoni Composition Competition of 2019. I spent three great days in Vancouver with the choir as part of the competition. As the winning piece in the competition Full Fathom Five was awarded a Barbara Pentland Composition Prize for Outstanding Composition by the Canadian Music Centre, British Columbia region.
My thanks to Erich Lichte and Chor Leoni for the inspiring C4 Composition Competition and for the use of this fine recording!
Full Fathom Five is to be released by Cypress Choral Music in the summer of 2020. They will publish both versions of the work: TTBB voices and piano, and SATB voices and piano.
The text is from The Tempest:
Full fathom five thy father lies,
Of his bones are coral made,
Those are pearls that were his eyes:
Nothing of him that doth fade
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange.
Sea-nymphs hourly ring his knell.
Hark! Now I hear them: ding, dong, bell.