Commission for Derby Cathedral

Paul Ritchie has completed a commission from Hugh Morris, Director of Music at Derby Cathedral, to compose an anthem to be sung at a Civic Service on June 12th in celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday.

The Cathedral authorities expressed a desire that the anthem could also be made more widely available across the Diocese, and that it should therefore be of an appropriate stature for a Civic Service, but available in a simpler form for Parish Church use.

The new anthem is a setting of words by Jack C. Winslow (1882-1974), ‘Lord of all power, I give you my will’, and is scored for SATB choir, organ, and a brass quintet comprising two trumpets, French horn, and two trombones, but can also be sung by as a hymn with organ or keyboard accompaniment.