“Karakia” (Māori prayer) by Zoë Martlew, performed by the choir of Clare College, Cambridge, conducted by Graham Ross.
Text (by anon):
“Cease the winds from the West / Cease the winds from the South/ Let the breeze blow over the land/ Let the breeze blow over the ocean/ Let the red-tipped dawn come with sharpened air.
A touch of frost, a promise of a glorious day. “
Performed in the anti-chapel of Clare College chapel as introit to an evensong service, and part of the celebration of 50 years of co-ed at Clare, Zoë’s alma mater.