Agnus Dei from Columba Canticles Laurence Roman

Agnus Dei from Columba Canticles cover
Text/libretto by
Sacred text
Duration
4 mins
Composed
2014
Published
2014
Categories

Choir, accompanied Choir and 1-3 Instruments

Instrumentation
1 Soprano, 1 Alto, 1 SATB Choir, 1 piano 6 hands, 1 Uilleann pipes

Purchasing options

Choral score ISMN 57036-534-0 £2.25

1 piano 6 hands, SA soli, SATB choir and Uilleann pipes

Programme note

The closing Agnus Dei (Oh, Lamb of God) movement from Columba Canticles reworks an ancient plainsong, eventually combining it with the lovely Irish slow air Slán le Máigh (The Bells of Shandon). Perhaps the closing words of the Agnus Dei – dona nobis pacem – conclude the work with a shared sentiment, which transcends individual faiths and convictions.

Premiere
Choirs of the Universities of Aberdeen and Ulster cond. Shaun Ryan, Christopher McMullan (Uilleann pipes)