John The Baptist
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JOHN THE BAPTIST
By Michael Finnissy
for SATB and organ
Michael Finnissy's John the Baptist won the 2015 British Composer Award in the Liturgical Category. Commissioned by Saint John's College, Cambridge, for Advent 2014, the piece recalls the folk music of the Middle East, and alternates between boisterous two-part homophony and slower, reflective polyphony.