Soundscape on Divinum Mysterium

Year of composition
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
9 minutes
Modern classical music
Solo instrument (Organ [manuals])
Instrumental parts
Not available

This is a "sonic landscape" based on the Christmas Plainchant hymn "Of the Father's Love Begotten". The opening suggests the mystery of the beginning of time "e're the worlds began to be". Each subsequent section depicts a stanza of the text as found in the Hymnal 1982 (Episcopal).

I just uploaded the mp3 from my recital in June – the world premiere –this piece would also make an interesting prelude for a Christmas Eve or Lessons and Carols service.

If you decide to perform this, or even read through it, any feedback would be greatly appreciated!

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