SATB, piano, optional string quartet
The premiere recording of Ecce Novum is featured on my Winter Songs album (Decca Classics, 2017), performed by the Choir of Royal Holloway and 12 Ensemble.
Link to the album: Winter Songs
Behold, a new joy,
Behold, a new wonder!
A Virgin, who knew not a man,
Bears a son.
She knew not a man,
but as the pear-tree bears the pear,
The flourishing papyrus brings
The lily from the soil.
See how nature Changes her laws!
A pure virgin bears The son of God.