In 2011, Patrick was commissioned to write a piece for the Lancaster Festival Ohio in the United States, for which he produced the phenomenal Te Deum. The American audience was enthralled during the premiere at which Patrick was fortunate enough to be present.
Patrick’s biggest choral work to date is his Lazarus Requiem. Premiered at the Cadogan Hall, London in 2008, the work was recorded in January 2012 by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Exeter Philharmonic Choir, Exeter Cathedral Choir and the soloists Thomas Walker, Elin Manahan Thomas, Rachael Lloyd, and Julian Rippon. The cathedral premiere also took place in Exeter on 17th March 2012. The work intersperses the traditional Latin Requiem text with an account in English about the raising of Lazarus from St John’s Gospel.
In 2013, he released his third album for Decca Records. Entitled Angel it features the Choir of New College Oxford, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra as well as guest soloists and reached Number One in the classical charts.
During the course of 2014, Patrick was commissioned to write three new works to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War: the first was Eventide: In Memoriam Edith Cavell inspired by the heroism of the WWI nurse; the second depicted the legend of The Angel of Mons appearing to soldiers in the first battle of the war; the third was a work inspired by the unfinished Wilfred Owen poem I Know the Music.
Some of his most recent projects have included a new Clarinet Concerto for Emma Johnson, two new settings of Music Dei Donum (one in English and one in Latin) for The King’s Singers, and a major project for Sony with Blur guitarist Alex James.
He is currently working on a new piece for harp ensemble for the National Youth Harp Orchestra, a new piece for the soprano Sarah Brightman and his biggest project to date – a choral symphony entitled The Great War Symphony – to be premiered at London’s Royal Albert Hall in 2018.
Patrick’s eighth album Revelation is released on 10th February 2017.