When David Heard is a choral work based on the moving and tragic story of King David and the death of his son Absalom. Partly inspired by settings by Tomkins, Weelkes, Whitacre and Josquin, this work delves into the complexity of David's grief, a great man suffering guilt and a sense of loss which leads him to cry the famous words "would God I had died for thee, O Absalom my son". Recorded in St John's, Norton Summit, South Australia by Rod Capon, 2005. Soloist Tom Flint (David) with other singers Rachel Sag (solo), Nicola Hardie-Campbell, Anna Webb, Beverley Peart, Penny Dally, Rosemary Byron-Scott, Anna Pope, Carolyn Gale, Tim Muecke, Michael Denholm, Bernard Mageean, Greg John, Jonathan Bligh, Jonathan Webb and Kenneth Pope. Photos of Florence sculpture, Martin McClelland. Photos of the 2010 Adelaide Festival Opening (fireworks) by Eleanor Pope. Other celestial images courtesy of NASA. lumina.org.au

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