Patrick’s Lazarus Requiem premiered at the Cadogan Hall London in 2008, 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 of 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 Musica Dei Donum (one in English and one in Latin) for The King’s Singers, a new work – St George and the Dragon – for harp ensemble for the National Youth Harp Orchestra, and a new song for the soprano Sarah Brightman.
His eighth album, Revelation, recorded with The Elora Singers (Canada) was released with Naxos Records in March 2017 to critical acclaim.
Most recently, he has written and recorded The Great War Symphony as part of the official commemorations to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. One of his biggest projects to date, the recording – with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, National Youth Choir of Great Britain and soloists Louise Alder and Joshua Ellicott – was released in Sep 2018 and immediately entered the classical charts at Number One, where it remained for several weeks. It received its World Premiere performance in Oct 2018 in London’s Royal Albert Hall, followed a month later by the U.S. Premiere in New York’s Carnegie Hall.