Petition - an a cappella meditation
About this work:
Publisher: Buckthorn Music Press (catalog no. 39)
Duration: approx. 5 min.
Score: separate large font rehearsal piano score available.
Style: 8-part mixed chorus with soloists from the chorus, difficult, eclectic tonal toward jazz harmonies, traditional cadences & notation, slight reference to mid-east ahaba rabba mode.
Text: Engl. translation excerpts of the Dead Sea Scroll "The Community Rule (1QS)." Inspired by Geza Vermes.
Version: 8-part mixed chorus
Year composed: 2001
Ensemble type: Chorus, with or without Solo Voices:Chorus, Unaccompanied
Instrumentation: 2 Soprano, 2 Alto, 2 Tenor, 2 Bass, 2 S, 2 A, 2 T, 2 B
Instrumentation notes: Mostly 6 to 8 parts with 8 soloists from the chorus. Can be performed with 16 voices or more.