Almighty God, grant all go well with thee
for SSS/SATB (with divisions) and organforces: Choir, SATB Choir, Organ
duration: Ca 8 - 10'
published by: Composer
This anthem was commissioned by the Cathedral Foundation of Salisbury in 1993 for the enthronement of the Right Reverend David Stancliffe as Bishop, and sets a specifically requested text from the writings of the 8th – 9th century English priest and scholar, Alcuin. The passage extends a blessing (originally to Adelhard, Archbishop of Canterbury, 793-805) and exhorts the recipient to Christian virtues. In addition to general vocal divisions the music features a separate group, SSS, having originally responded to a brief to involve Salisbury’s girl choristers alongside its boys and to make spatial use of the Cathedral. There is also a substantial organ part.