Veni sancte spiritus, veni creator : SATB choir
by Jennifer Fowler (1971, this version: 1979)
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The plainsong Veni Creator Spiritus and the Dunstable
motet of the same title as this piece, are used as the starting
points for an exploration of a process of "built-in
A canon has always been an "echo device", but in this piece the canonic voices proceed at fluctuating speeds, so that the time relationship between the voices is constantly shifting.
Throughout the piece, a single line is used, but decorated and smudged outwards in such a way that the resulting sound can be directionized and shaped.
Year: 1971, this version: 1979
Instrumentation: 12 voices (3 sopranos, 3 altos, 2 tenors, 4 basses) or chamber choir.1st tenor sings as a soloist
Duration: 11 min.
Dedication note: For Phyllida
First performance: 13 Sep 72. Gaudeamus International Music Week, the Netherlands
Words are the hymn 'Veni Sancte Spiritus'.
Selected for performance at ISCM World Music Days, Brussels, 1981.
Commended in Competition for Women Composers, GEDOK, Mannheim, Germany, 1976.
- In the form/style of: Spiritual and Sacred Music
Performances of this work
13 Sep 72: Gaudeamus International Music Week, the Netherlands
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