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Veni Creator Spiritus : for unaccompanied SATB chorus

by John Peterson (2010)

Veni Creator Spiritus


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Veni Creator Spiritus : for unaccompanied SATB chorus / John Peterson.

Library shelf no. 782.55525/PET 1 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

Veni Creator Spiritus is a short unaccompanied choral setting of the text attributed to Rabanus Maurus (d. 856). The work begins with an arrangement of the original plainchant melody, written in a rather traditional musical style, followed by music that features a quite different stylistic approach and which also makes use of the text in quite different ways. The latter part of the piece makes extensive use of additive rhythmic structures, and regular changes of metre, in attempt to turn the setting into one that is essentially celebratory and rhythmically-exciting.

Work Details

Year: 2010

Instrumentation: SATB chorus.

Duration: 6 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Written for: Sydney Philharmonia Choirs

Commission note: Written especially for Sydney Philharmonia Choir on the occasion of their 90th Anniversary.

First performance: by Sydney Philharmonia, Brett Weymark — 3 Jul 10. City Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney


Performances of this work

3 Jul 10: City Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney. Featuring Sydney Philharmonia, Brett Weymark.

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