Wings of Faith

John Joubert (1927)

Wings of Faith 2003

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Wings of Faith was commissioned by Ex Cathedra for the Birmingham Millennium Festival. It was originally intended as a full-length oratorio in two parts, the first dealing with the period between the Resurrection and the Ascension, the second that between Pentecost and Peter’s vision of a universal church. In the event only the Part 1 could be completed in time for the Millennium and this received its first performance on 21 March 2000 in St Philip’s Cathedral, Birmingham, by Ex Cathedra and Birmingham Contemporary Music Group conducted by Jeffrey Skidmore. Encouraged by the quality of this performance and the warmth of its reception, I resolved to complete the work as originally planned by adding Part 2, subtitled The Transforming Spirit, the composition of which was completed in 2003.

John Joubert

Performances 
22.3.07 Birmingham Oratory: Ex Cathedra Chamber Choir / City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Jeffrey Skidmore
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Flute
doubling piccolo
1
Oboe
doubling cor anglais
1
Clarinet
doubling bass clarinet
1
Bassoon
1
Horn
1
Timpani
1
Percussion
1
Violin
1
Violin II
1
Viola
1
Cello
1
Double bass
1
Piano
piano doubling organ
1
Organ
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