Cecilia Mcdowall: De Profundis

Books | Soprano, SATB, Organ Accompaniment

Composer: Cecilia McDowall
Format: Sheet Music | Vocal Work

This atmospheric anthem by Cecilia McDowall commemorates the First World War. It sets a stark English text by Dr Joseph Spence alongside Latin text from Psalm 130, with the words 'In memoriam' added.

The lower parts sing Spence's English text, conveying the relentless hardship of life in the trenches with declamatory and constantly developing vocal lines. The sopranos, meanwhile, repeat the Latin words from Psalm 130, providing a striking contrast in their constancy and otherworldliness.

ISBN: 9780193522954
Published on: 15 March 2018
No of pages: 12
Language: English
Catalogue No: 9780193522954

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