Nigra sum sed formosa

Motet for SATB a cappella with SSA soloists

forces: SSAATTBB Choir, Alto, 2 Sopranos
duration: 6'30"
published by: Peters Edition


Francis Pott contributes a characteristically well-crafted and thoughtful setting of Nigra sum sed Formosa. He starts with the same text as L’héritier but then sets an expanded version of it. The music has some beguiling textures – it’s a finely woven musical tapestry. For the most part the music is gentle and contemplative. From time to time solo voices soar out of and over the main choir and special praise is due for principal soprano, Lindsey James. The hushed end of Pott’s piece is very lovely.

John Quinn, Musicweb International




In Memoriam

Choir of King's College, London / Gareth Wilson

Delphian DCD 34146  x   2016

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