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I am the bread of life : SATB choir

by Keren Terpstra (2014)

I am the bread of life


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I am the bread of life / Keren Terpstra.

Library shelf no. 782.55525/TER 7 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

I am the bread of life is one of three motets commissioned by the Reverend Matthew Williams for St James' Old Cathedral Voices, as part of the 175th Anniversary celebrations for the laying of the church foundation stone. It uses a constant ostinato throughout, a reassurance and insistance: "ego eimi" ("I am"), one of the seven instances in the Gospel of John where Jesus makes a claim "I am" (also a claim to divinity - hence the last two chords of the piece).

It is suitable for many different occasions, notably communion services.

Work Details

Year: 2014

Instrumentation: SATB choir.

Duration: 4 min.

Difficulty: Medium

Commission note: Commissioned by Matthew Williams, St James' Old Cathedral, Melbourne.. Commissioned by the Reverend Matthew Williams and St James' Old Cathedral, Melbourne as part of celebrations marking the 175th Anniversary of the laying of the foundation stone.

First performance: by The Old Cathedral Voices — 17 Apr 14.


Performances of this work

17 Apr 14: featuring The Old Cathedral Voices.

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