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Composition Spotlight: Libera Me

COMPOSITION SPOTLIGHT ~ by Jack Senzig
 
(Each week we look at one or two of the best choral works posted in the Composition Showcase here on ChoralNet.  This is where we store a treasure trove of works that your choirs will love to sing and your audiences will love to hear.)
 
Libera Me by Anthony Sylvestre for SATB a cappella (Click here for PDF and here for AUDIO)
 
Level: High School advanced or higher
Uses: General Concert Use Winter Concert
Program Themes: Death, Deliverance, Wrath, Redemption
This Piece Would Program Well With: La Promesse also by Anthony Sylvestre
 
With gentle wings your heart will rise and fall with each careful dynamic change in this absolutely stellar creation.  If you like the Morten Lauridsen Dirait-ons, you are going to love this piece.  It tears at your soul and brings tears to your eyes just form the beauty of the writing.  Such pain, wonder and beauty!
 
French composer Anthony Sylvestre recently joined the Composers of Choral Music Community.  I am looking forward to more works by this extremely sensitive artist!
 
Reflections is available from the composer’s website:  http://www.asturiamusic.com/