A setting in Old English for SATB soloists, choir and small orchestra of three poems from the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle telling of the coronation of Edgar as first king of all England in 973 A.D. and of his death two years later.
Written for "The Spirit of Thomas Ken", a series of concerts and events organised by the Diocese of Bath and Wells celebrating the life and work of Thomas Ken (1637-1711) Bishop of Bath and Wells (1685-1691)
World premiere 20 April 1996 in Bath Abbey by the Eclectic Voices and the Western Sinfonia Conductor Scott Stroman.
The work is in 3 movements:
I. Her Eadgar wæs
II. Her ge-endede earδen dreamas
III. Her Eadgar gefor
Scoring: SATB soloists, double choir (SATB), brass quintet, percussion, harp, piano, double string orchestra.