Not for the first time, I face the question: does this entry belong here or in my composer’s blog? In the past I have duplicated the entry where I could not resolve the doubt. The orchestral version of A Northumbrian Anthem belongs here because it, and much of my discussion of it, relates to this part of the world. The post about it belongs in the other blog insofar as it concerns one of my compositions.
No big deal. Here is the link; you can go and read the entry. If you have no patience for a composer’s thoughts on his own piece, you can go straight to the music; it is below.