SUNT ANGELIS

There are angels

In 2012 Shaun Davey was commisioned by the Arts Council of Ireland and Culture Ireland to work with Romanian director Silviu Purcarete and the company of Teatrul Nazionale Radu Stanca in Sibiu, on a remarkableĀ  staging of Jonathon Swift's famous allegory 'Gulliver's Travels'. In 2014 Davey enlarged his score and rearranged it for full orchestra and choir. Renamed 'Sunt Angelis', and featuring texts from the Latin Psalms, it had its debut with the RTECO at the National Concert Hall, Dublin the same year.

The suite has seven sections and a duration of 30 minutes. Video excerpts below are fromĀ  2, 5 and 7