Bob Chilcott has been involved with choral music all his life, first as a Chorister and then a Choral Scholar at King's College, Cambridge. Later, he sang and composed music for 12 years with the King's Singers. His experiences with that group, his passionate commitment to young and amateur choirs, and his profound belief that music can unite people, have inspired him both to compose full-time and, through proactive workshopping, to promote choral music worldwide.
'The melody here has an expressive simplicity that is very attractive and not so far removed in style from the folksong to which these words are normally sung ...This lovely setting of the familiar early Irish text is always very accessible.' Church Music Quarterly December 2001