Two sacred settings for SSAATTB a cappella choir, of Ave maris stella and Psalm 102, vv1-12 (RSV).

  • 1975
  • Seven minutes
  • For Elizabeth Poston
  • Download the lyrics


Listen on Spotify using the link below to hear Prayer and Supplication.

The CD is available from Toccata Classics and can be purchased through their website using this link.

See a score extract and listen to the Accordare Choir. Director: Karolina Csathy. Accompanist: Dominika Mak

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Prayer & Supplication is available from UMP.


12 February 1979 at the Wills Memorial Building, Bristol, with the Bristol University chamber choir and Adrian Pitts (conductor).

18 May 1985 at St John the Baptist church, Royston, Hertfordshire, with Chanticleer chamber choir. Performed at Royston Arts Festival.

In advance of this event, the dedicatee Elizabeth Poston wrote: “Your lovely parcel came today. How very sweet of you. The dedication of your Prayer and Supplication is a great honour. I do appreciate it. The words look fascinating.”
Letter to the composer, 15 May 1985.

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