Videntes Stellam was the winner of the New Music for St Paul's Cathedral 2013 competition and first performed by the Choir of St Paul's Cathedral, conducted by Andrew Carwood, in St Paul’s Cathedral, 19 January 2014 as part of the Epiphanytide Procession. Videntes Stellam is published by Stainer & Bell as part of the Choral Now series.
Videntes stellam Magi gavisi sunt gaudio magno: et intrates domum obtulerunt Domino aurum, thus et myrrham.
Seeing the star, the wise men were overwhelmed with great joy and entering the dwelling, they offered to the Lord gold, frankincense and myrrh
Choir of St Paul's Cathedral conducted by Andrew Carwood, St Paul's Cathedral, 19 January 2014
Magnificat Antiphon, first Vespers of the Feast of the Epiphany
Barnaby's setting of Videntes Stellam managed to exploit the vast acoustic of St Paul’s to best effect; the piece features brilliant vocal and organ writing in the opening pages and a melancholic conclusion which depicts the offering of the Kings’ gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh
Timothy Wakerell | St Paul's Cathedral