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Antony Pitts
1969 -
Great Britain, England
A. Pitts
Antony Philip David [Antony] Pitts (24/03/1969), an English composer, producer and director. Antony Pitts was born in Farnborough (Kent), in 1969, sang as a boy in the Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace, and was an Academic Scholar at New College, Oxford. In 1990 he founded the ensemble TONUS PEREGRINUS, and won a Cannes Classical Award (2004) for the Naxos CD of Arvo Pärt's Passio. In 1992 he joined BBC Radio 3 and was awarded the Radio Academy BT Award for Facing the Radio (1995) - one of the first live interactive experiments on the internet. For the turn of the Millennium he devised The Unfinished Symphony - an 18-hour history of Western music. In 2004 he was awarded a Prix Italia for A Pebble in the Pond. His commissioned compositions include the 40-voice XL (a companion motet for Tallis's Spem in alium) and The Naxos Book of Carols - both published by Faber Music. A CD of his sacred music (Seven Letters) is released on Hyperion in June 2005.
Libera me
Composed in:1987
Musical form:fragment
Text/libretto:Latin mass
Label(s):Faber Music Limited FM19
Libera me (1987), catalogue number 030, for SSAATTBB. Text from the Requiem mass; first performed by TOCC in 1990; broadcast in 1996; published by Faber Music in 1998; recorded by Schola Cantorum of Oxford in 1999.
Pie Jesu (Prayer of the Heart)
Period:21st century
Composed in:2015
Musical form:motet
Text/libretto:Latin mass
Label(s):Delphian Records DCD 34146
Pie Jesu (Prayer of the Heart) (2015) contains:
01. Part 1
02. Part 2
Source:booklet of cd Delphian Records DCD 34146

♫ 01. Pie Jesu Part 1
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♫ Pie Jesu Part 2
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Pie Jesu is part of a substantial Requiem setting inspired by the death of Alexander Litvinenko ('Requiem for the Time of the End'), this movement combines the standard text of the Pie Jesu with the Orthodox Prayer of the Heart - "Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner" - and is dedicated to the memory of conductor and scholar David Trendell. It was first performed by the Choir of King's College, London under Gareth Wilson in 2015 and has been recorded by Delphian Records for release in 2016.