Tempora Psalmorum

Tempora Psalmorum

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Scoring & Instrumentation
SSAA Chorus A Capella
Alternate Title
Psalm Times
Year Authored (or revised)
Duration (min)
6
Movements
Invocabit
Meditabor

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Description

Composer's Note:

Without regard to any possible liturgical function, both settings utilize Psalm texts associated with the liturgy of the first Sunday in Lent. Meditabor in fact incorporates as a cantus firmus a Plainchant tune from Liber Usualis. Compositional intent is, first, to exploit the sonic beauty of Latin; and second, to make music that is introspective yet suitable for public presentation. Performers and listeners will recognize at once the duality of the musical language, whose diatonic, sometimes overtly tonal, component yields frequently to chromatic inflection for the purpose of intensifying expressiveness in context. This work is dedicated to Christine Howlett and the Vassar College Women's Chorus.

Comments

Vocal ranges:

Sop.1: E4 to G5
Sop.2: C4 to E5
Alt.1: A3 to C5
Alt.2: F3 to A4

First Perfomance
October 2022, Vassar College Women's Chorus
Recording

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Text Language - Non English
Text Source/Author
Psalms in the Vulgate, Jerome of Stridon, ca. 405 CE.
Title Number

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Ensemble Type
choral a cappella
Genre/Theme
sacred/religious
Instrument
chorus women

Files & Media

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$15.00 score
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