Patrick was delighted to have been asked by Wells Cathedral to write a new work for the Cathedral Choir. The new anthem Most Glorious Lord of Life – for choir and organ – will be premiered at Evensong on Sunday 21st May as part of the Cathedral’s ‘Sound of Wells Festival 2023’. The work takes its title from the poem ‘Easter Sonnet’ or ‘Sonnet 68’ by the 16th century English poet Edmund Spenser which glorifies Christ’s sacrifice for mankind and praises his path of love. Patrick’s setting conveys the poem’s message of the extreme power of love, and encouragement to others to devote their lives to preach Christ’s path, knowledge, affection, and kindness.
Patrick will also be hosting a Composition Masterclass with student composers at Wells Cathedral School over that weekend.