Every Purpose Under the Heaven

Also known as The King James Bible Oratorio, it is scored for soprano and tenor soloists, mixed voices and chamber orchestra.

The work was commissioned as a gift to the United Church Schools Trust/United Learning Trust, from Sir Ewan and Lady Harper, to mark the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible.  It was first performed on 13 November 2011 in Westminster Abbey, London– with Kirsty Hopkins, Noah Stewart, the Combined Choir & Orchestra of United Church Schools Trust & United Learning Trust with Howard Goodall conducting.

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Key information:

Scored for: voices, trumpet, harp, guitars, piano, percussion and strings.

Duration: 45 minutes

Premiere: 13.11.11

Availability: For more information and to hire scores and parts contact the Faber Music hire library