June 22, 2013: Another fun finale for the ACT Branch of the Royal School of Church Music’s annual Composition Competition. Adjudicator this year was Ross Cobb, director of music at St Andrew’s Cathedral, Sydney. We are grateful for his insightful comments!
The theme this year was to write an anthem suitable for the feast day of St Francis of Assisi. My entry, Most High Omnipotent Good Lord (score downloadable here) used words adapted from St Francis’s Canticle of the Sun. I came in third place, after some deserving entries by NSW composers Brett McKern (2nd) and Heather Percy (1st).
Thanks once again to the Canberra RSCM Chorale for rehearsing and performing all the finalists’ entries. Hear them singing my piece: