Boosey & Hawkes

If Ye Love Me

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James MacMillan
SATB a cappella
This is an SATB a cappella setting of this perennially favorite religious text (John 14: 15-17, King James Version). Commissioned by The Elders (independent global leaders working together for peace and human rights) as a parting gift to Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Although the presentation took place in 2013 the work did not receive its first performance until 2018, by Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir, conducted by Paul Spicer. Composed in predominantly homophonic style, and harmonically chromatic yet without extreme dissonance, this offering from a leading composer will be seized upon by choirs of intermediate standard and above.