David Fisher - Hymn to the Trinity

Hymn to the Trinity


SATB Choir + divisi, optional Soprano solo

Recording, download - 1.91MB

Score, download - 0.04MB

David Fisher - Hymn to the Trinity

Other Information

First performed by the Derby Choral Union, Derby Cathedral on April 23rd 1994 with a subsequent performance by Kingfisher Chorale at the Leicester Art Gallery 1996

This hymn-anthem is very much in the tradition of Holst´s Turn back O Man. A wide-ranging original melody (the words of which are taken from the hymn "Three in one and one in three") retains its characteristics for each of the four verses, even though the accompanying voices become more complex. There are many symbolic musical references to the Trinity and the pieces ends with a vocal fanfare in thirds.

The complete live recording [with traffic noise] was from a performance given by Kingfisher Chorale conducted by the composer at St John´s Church, Derby on 18th May 2002.

Elizabeth Thompson [Derby Evening Telegraph - April 1994]: "David Fisher´s delicate choral writing made a favourable impression very much in the English tradition.  The cleverly symbolic Hymn to the Trinity was well received in its concert premiere."

Joyce Parkin [Leicester Mercury- February 1996]: "Hymn to the Trinity set choral targets to be achieved. New music is in good hands."

The picture below is the composer at the time of writing Hymn to the Trinity and the first movement of his Laudate Dominum for Dame Emma Kirkby.

David Fisher - Hymn to the Trinity

David Fisher - Hymn to the Trinity