'Church music,' Kenneth Leighton once wrote, 'is undoubtedly a channel of communication for me' - one that remained open throughout his working life. The distinguished post-war Birtish composer’s sacred and liturgical music is widely known and performed regularly across the UK and in other countries. His lifelong passion for the music of Bach is reflected in his work for Organ, which is widely credited with injecting new life and vigour into the British Organ repertoire of the late 20th century.
Just as many other of his over 100 compositions, the Sarum Mass is published by Novello and Co. Arranged for SSAATTBB Voices and Organ, this piece reflects the strong sense of lyricism, diatonicism, contrapuntal mastery, chromaticism and rhythmic invention typical for Leighton’s works. Duration: ca.10 minutes.