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Composition Spotlight: Agnus Dei De Profundis

COMPOSITION SPOTLIGHT ~ by Jack Senzig
 
(Each week we look at a piece of useful repertoire from the ChoralNet Community Composition Showcase.  A variety of voicings and levels of difficulty will be presented.  Enjoy!)
 
Agnus Dei De Profundis by Mårten Jansson SSAA with Organ and Strings (click for PDF and Audio)
Level: College or higher
Uses: Lenten Service or Concert, Masterworks Concert
Program Themes: Songs of Pain and Suffering, Supplication
This Piece Would Program Well WithLacrimosa from Requiem by W.A.Mozart available from JWPepper or Sheet Music Plus.
 
Out of the depths this piece cries out to Thee O Lord!  The opening soprano solo tears at the heavens with pain and supplication.   Goose bumps will be crawling across the collective skin of your audience.   
With altos down to a low Eb and the soprano soloist up to high C this requires some well-trained resources. 
 
This work is offered free of charge as are many works in the Composition Showcase
 
Agnus Dei and the De Profundis Mass it is excerpted from are both available from the composer's website: http://martenjansson.se/swe/80/missa-de-profundis
 
on January 14, 2013 12:36pm
Hi all!
 
Thanks ever so much for nice review!
There will be a version for mixed choir available soon - contact me if interested!
 
All the Best
Mårten