Composition Spotlight: Agnus Dei De Profundis
Date: April 12, 2015
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!)
Level: College or higher
Uses: Lenten Service or Concert, Masterworks Concert
Program Themes: Songs of Pain and Suffering, Supplication
This Piece Would Program Well With: Lacrimosa 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.
(Original publication: January 13, 2013)