Over the past year, I've had the pleasure of working with Stan on three of his pieces based on our windows. We have performed them in recital and last June spent several days (and nights!) recording them in our newly renovated nave.
This week Stan Curtis and myself, along with soprano Tia Wortham, are in San Antonio to present Stan's composition "Advent" at the International Trumpet Guild Conference. This beautiful work by Stan for trumpet, soprano, and piano won a composition award and the honor of having it presented on one of the conference's New Works recitals on Thursday morning, May 31st. So we take a little of St. George's to San Antonio this week to share with the world. Congratulations and thank you, Stan!
(text by Donald Hall)
When I see the cradle rocking
What is it that I see?
I see a rood on the hilltop
When I hear the cattle lowing
What is it that they say?
They say that shadows feasted
When I know that the grave is empty,
Absence eviscerates me,
And I dwell in a cavernous, constant
“Advent” from The Back Chamber by Donald Hall. Copyright ©2011 by Donald Hall.
Used by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
This recording is an unmastered version from the June 2017 recording session.