The English Chamber Choir planned a special concert in 1993 called "The Garden of Love"
comprising words and music from the Song of Solomon (The Song of Songs).
Their conductor Guy Protheroe asked me to write a piece specially for the concert
so, based on my old setting for alto and guitar of "My beloved is mine",
and with expert choral arrangement by Guy himself,
the cantata "Upon my Bed by Night" came into being.
It was performed by the English Chamber Choir at St James Garlickhythe, London,
With Guy conducting, Jonathan Leathwood accompanying on guitar,
and soloists Margaret Driver and Tomoyuki Ikeda
here is their performance:
The score is available at MusicaNeo