18 November 2011
William Morris (BA 1994), has been commissioned by Kingston Arts Council to compose a piece of music for the Kingston Festival of the Voice 2011. The piece called "Ring out, Ye Crystal Spheres", was written to combine both the classical theme of the Festival and Christ the King.
"John Milton was to provide the answer (to this combination) in his epic poem 'The Hymn to Christ's Nativity'. The most overt Greek references in these stanzas are to the crystal spheres."
William Morris is a composer, MD, educator and performer. As a composer he has worked for the BHA, the Royal Ballet School and in mainstream TV and radio. He has also composed in various theatrical productions.
The world premiere of "Ring Out, Ye Crystal Spheres" will be by the Hampton Court Palace chapel royal choir, directed by Carl Jackson on November 20th 2011.