On Thursday, April 14, the Alloway Chime at Trinity Western University will ring out a concert of tunes to mark Holy Week. The concert will feature three new works for the chime arranged and composed by Alloway Chime Bursary student James Tseung as well as recent works by other TWU students and familiar hymn tunes.

The concert will debut on April 14, 2022 at 2PM and repeat at 8PM. It can also be heard at noon on Good Friday and through the first week of Easter until April 23

The concert program will include:

Amazing Grace (New Britain.) Traditional.  19th Century.

Hosanna, Loud Hosanna, the little children sang (Ellacombe.) Composer unknown. Ca 18th C. Arranged and performed by Chloe Thiessen TWU.

Abide with me (Eventide). William Henry Monk.  (1823-1889)

Modal change in A.  Sequenced/composed and performed by TWU student James Tseung March 2022

This fluid piece moves through a four-note sequence to evoke a broad, spacious, and ultimately consonant sound. Its ambiguous tonality—neither strongly major nor minor—invites the listener to rest in a moment of subtle harmony.

 A mighty fortress is our God.  Martin Luther.  1483-1546

The Holy City.  Michael Maybrick alias Stephen Adams.  (1841 – 1913)

Trumpet Voluntary.  J. Stanley.  (1712-1786)

A Murmuration (For Erica Grimm).  Composed and performed by Chloe Thiessen TWU

Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves, “Va, pensiero, sull’ali dorate” from Nabucco.  Giuseppe Verdi.  1813-1901

Afterward.  Composed and performed by James Tseung, 2022

“Afterward is a wish for peace, a celebration of hope and freedom, but also a remembrance of those who still suffer. It starts with a hopeful, arpeggio-like motif, suggesting new life emerging after winter (or a pandemic.) Elsewhere, suffering, like a forest on fire, continues. The middle section of the piece portrays relief, like heavy rains to extinguish the fire.  The piece ends on an unresolved chord reminding us that there is still uncertainty and ambiguity in the world.”

When I survey the wondrous cross (Rockingham).   Edward Miller, 1735-1807.  Arranged and performed by James Tseung 2022.

One of the finest long-meter tunes in the history of church music and much loved by those who sing in harmony. James’ arrangement and stately performance gradually enfolds the listener in resonant overtones.