Recordare Domine, Op.9 : on Ixion's Wheel (A Prayer for Mercy)
by Jonathan David Little (2010)
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Library shelf no. 782.55525/LIT 1 [Not for loan]
Text from the Lamentations of Jeremiah (V: 1-5): for the Office of Passion Week.
Instrumentation: Mixed a cappella choir, SSSSAAAATTTTBBBB.
Duration: 21 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — Very long sustained passages requiring much breath control; some very high and soft solo soprano lines.
Dedication note: "For those who have no voice"
The score is rounded with a postscript – a musing on the power of Mnemosyne: “ 'And in the end we shall all be memories, one to another.' So speaks the voice of Silence."
Polychoral church music.
- In the form/style of: Spiritual and Sacred Music
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