Then the prophet Miriam : for church organ and SATB choir
by Ruth Lee Martin (2009)
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Then the prophet Miriam : for church organ and SATB choir / music: Ruth Lee Martin ; text: Biblical.
Library shelf no. 782.5525/MAR 2 [Available for loan]
Then the prophet Miriam is a setting from Exodus 15 20-21. This piece shows influences of Scottish folk music - particularly in the use of modes, and minimalist technques combined with a touch of early Renaissance sacred music. The organ is used not only to supply a wonderful deep resonance and foundation for the voices but it also a rich trapestry of sound around which the voices are woven. The music has ecstatic moments along with moments of lyrical serenity. The biblical text gives prominence to a powerful woman who knew the joy of music and dance.
Instrumentation: SATB choir, organ.
Duration: 7 min.
Dedication note: Dedicated to my niece Miriam Pollard
The composer cites the following influences on this work:
Renaissance sacred music, minimalism, Scottish folk music, drones, modal, lyrical
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