Towards the Light is the title track from the collection for piano written during Patrick’s time as Composer in Residence for Classic FM. Inspired by Patrick’s love of the Norfolk landscape in which he lives and his Christian faith, the brief from Classic FM was to create soothing, accessible and sight-readable pieces. For the pianist there are a few more complicated timings that make it very interesting and rewarding to play.
Towards the Light uses plainsong from the feast of the Epiphany, supported by added-note and suspended harmonies that create the feeling of stillness and reflection.
Also available in a version for Full Orchestra.