‘St Paul’s Benediction’ is a short motet for trebles or sopranos, suitable for both liturgical and concert use. Beach sets Philippians Chapter 4, verses 6 and 7.
It is part of a series of publications - Choral Sheet Music by Historical Women
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About the arranger
Olivia Sparkhall studied composition at Durham University with Paul Archbold, composing for the Northern Sinfonietta and Flower Quartet as part of her studies. Since moving to South West England, she has focused primarily on writing vocal music, notably for BBC One’s Songs of Praise programme. Recent commissions have been for International Women’s Day services in 2018 (Lux Aeterna) and 2019 (Faith and Hope). She was short-listed in the Cappella Nova competition in 2018 for Dona Nobis Pacem. Gabriel’s Message (2018) received it’s premiere (in the version with piano accompaniment) in Southwark Cathedral and (in the version with harp accompaniment) in Salisbury Cathedral. She is currently working on a large-scale commission which is due for delivery on 1 September 2019.