Continue reading “On a Winter’s Eve”
SATB a cappella
Continue reading “Take, o take those lips away”
SSAA a cappella
Continue reading “The Singer’s Path”
SATB, organ, brass quartetContinue reading “The Breath of Angels”
SATB, a cappellaContinue reading “Nu är det Jul igen (Christmas is here again)”
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SSA a cappellaContinue reading “O virga mediatrix”
SSA choir, pianoContinue reading “Winter Ride”
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For 2 sopranos, mezzo-soprano, and continuo.Continue reading “Double Heart”
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SATB, a cappella
Based on an ecstatic chant by Hildegard, this richly sonorous work expresses the beauty and drama of her mystical poetry.
Caritas abundat takes the text and melody of Hildegard von Bingen’s chant as it’s inspiration, quoting from the original chant in the opening few measures. It then employs rich sonorities to express the dramatic arc of Hildegard’s text, while retaining the original sense of mystery inherent in the poetry.
Caritas abundat was commissioned by the Association of Anglican Musicians for their 2014 Annual Conference in Washington, DC. It was premiered by Michael McCarthy and Cathedra, the professional ensemble of the Washington National Cathedral.
Caritas abundat in omnia,
de imis excellentissima
atque amantissima in omnia,
quia summo regi
osculum pacis dedit.
Charity abounds toward all,
most exalted from the depths
above the stars,
and most loving toward all,
for she has given the High King
the kiss of peace.
Text by Hildegard von Bingen