Francis John Dolben Pott (born 25 August 1957) is a British composer, pianist, senior academic and university administrator.

Pott's works have been performed and broadcast in some three dozen countries worldwide, issued extensively on CD and published by four major houses in the UK. His monumental Organ Symphony Christus was described in the national press in 1992 as "one of the most important organ works of our century", and again in The Times in 1999 as "an astonishingly original composition, compelling in its structural logic and exhilarating in performance: a stupendous achievement". In the same year and in the same columns his oratorio A Song on the End of the World, named after a Czesław Miłosz poem from Nazi-occupied Warsaw and written as the last pre-millennial Elgar Commission of the Three Choirs Festival at Worcester, was hailed as "thrilling, apocalyptic and profoundly affecting". His 89-minute oratorio for tenor solo, double chorus and organ, The Cloud of Unknowing, received international acclaim following its premiere in May 2006 at London Festival of Contemporary Church Music (James Gilchrist, tenor, Jeremy Filsell, organ, and the Vasari Singers under their conductor, Jeremy Backhouse) and the CD release by the same artists in September 2007 (Signum Records). In January 2012 Naxos released Pott's sacred choral works, performed by the Oxford-based chamber choir Commotio under the direction of Matthew Berry. Pott's piano music is championed by the Russian-Canadian virtuoso Alexander Tselyakov, and his organ works by the British organist Jeremy Filsell. WIKIPEDIA

 VIDEO The Souls of the Righteous, performed live on 5th July 2010 in the Église de Saint Merry, Paris with 18 years old Martial Pauliat (Solo tenor). Sung by the Maîtrise de l'Académie Vocale de Paris; directed by Iain Simcock. Morgane Collomb - Soprano 

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