Spiritus Mundi was commissioned & premiered by Suzi Digby, OBE and the Golden Bridge Consort as a contemporary reflection of the Orlando de Lassus motet Timor et tremor.
Spiritus Mundi sets a text by contemporary poet Amy Fleury. Fleury's poem is secular but still spiritual, reflecting gratitude for the fruits of the earth in a language both pastoral and almost biblical. Both Spiritus Mundi and Timor et tremor explore the idea of trust in something greater than oneself, whether that trust is in God or the natural world.
Composer Dale Trumbore's 12-song cycle "Snow White Turns Sixty" sets texts by contemporary poets retelling traditional fairy tales in modern or twisted ways. SWT60 was recorded on a 2011 album of the same name, featuring soprano Gillian Hollis.