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Palm Sunday : voice with accompaniment

by Jacqui Rutten (2014)

Palm Sunday, opus 63


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Palm Sunday, opus 63 / Jacqui Rutten.

Library shelf no. 783.25294/RUT 1 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

This piece is a slower rendition of the double jig No. 93 of O'Neill's collection than is commonly found. I hope the solo vocal line illustrates a sacred and liturgical basis of the jig. The parts may be ornamented freely. The piece was written for forthcoming concerts. I had duets in mind when composing the piece, with the following musicians in mind: Miriam Morris the viola a gamba virtuoso, Peter O' Shea the Golden Fiddle Award winner, and my wonderful mother Mary Knights-Rutten, cellist and pianist. These are examples of realisations: singer, piano and fiddle, singer and viola da gamba, or singer and fiddle and guitar, and so on.

The setting of the psalm was inspired by the Liber Usualis which I sing from and by my work as a regular cantor at St. Patrick's Cathedral from 1999-2006, particularly singing the psalms of Geoffrey Cox, the Director of Music at St. Patrick's Cathedral. In fact Geoffrey has a lovely setting of this psalm.

Work Details

Year: 2014

Instrumentation: Voice, piano and any other instruments.

Duration: 4 min.

Difficulty: Medium

Dedication note: "Composed for Miriam Morris, Peter O'Shea and myself"

First performance: by Jacqui Rutten at Lunchtime Concert (St Paul's Cathedral (Melbourne)) on 4 Mar 2015


Performances of this work

4 Mar 2015: at Lunchtime Concert (St Paul's Cathedral (Melbourne)). Featuring Jacqui Rutten.

25 Jan 2015: at Sacred, Classical, and Celtic (Emerald Community House Hall). Featuring Jacqui Rutten, Miriam Morris, Johanna Selleck.

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