Standing As I Do Before God
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STANDING AS I DO BEFORE GOD
By Cecilia McDowell
for soprano solo and SSATB unaccompanied
Setting a text spoken by Nurse Edith Cavell on the eve of her execution in 1915 and re-fashioned by the poet SeÃ¡n Street, McDowall has created a work of haunting beauty full of gently lamenting harmonies.The sombre subject matter makes the piece equally suitable for funerals and Remembrance Day celebrations. Standing as I do before God is featured on the CD A Multitude of Voices by the choir Sospiri on Convivium Records.