About: My first choral setting of a sacred Latin text, this piece was written for premiere by the International Orange Chorale at the San Francisco Conservatory’s 9th Bienniel Choral Composition Competition. I love the grand declaration of the whole world rejoicing in God’s salvation. With long melismatic lines, this piece draws from the world of Pérotin — musical subtlety as the conduit for great truths.
Premiere: International Orange Chorale, conducted by Zaine Fiala, on May 10th 2014, at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music's Caroline Hume Concert Hall, San Francisco, CA.
Instrumentation: SATB choir
Duration: ca. 3 minutes
Text: Psalm 98:3,4,2