A Change in the Climate [Cantata]

The cantata sets a poem of the same name by Edward Storey, intersecting with words from the Office of Compline. It tells of the waters that will return one day in the Fenland area of East Anglia to recreate the islands that were once there. It tells stories of how those who were brought to dig dykes will one day return to their homes in the hills where everything will have changed, and describes fields being created out of art. The cantata is in six movements, is suitable for any competent choir, is tuneful, rhythmic and lasts around twenty five minutes. The last chorus re-introduces the music of the first chorus about half way through its course, thus giving a cyclic feel to the music.