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Various Arrangers: Songs For Peace

Song NameArrangerVoicing
Da pacem Domine (Give Peace in Our Time, O Lord)Hkan OlssonSSAA
Fruits of the Selfless HeartElizabeth AtkinsonSSAA
Dum Dianae vitrea (When Diana's silver light)Mable Wheeler DanielsSSA

This powerful plea for peace makes a fine invocation, or opening selection for a concert dedicated to issues of nonviolence, war and peace. Easier than it appears, its clear tonal center provides a firm footing for introducing techniques such as sudden harmonic changes and gradually built tone clusters. Sung by the Peninsula Women's Chorus, Dr. Patricia F. Hennings, Director, at the 1992 Western Division ACDA convention in Honolulu, this piece is exceptionally rewarding for both singers and audience. "The fruit of silence is prayer..." Thus begins Mother Teresa's statement of faith and purpose "Fruits of the Selfless Heart", a poem which she entitled, "A Simple Path." This gentle setting with long note values is given in both a short version, and a longer version with a soloists' counter-melody. It is particularly suitable for use as a benediction, or for repeated singing during the administration of communion, whenever a mantra-like effect of sung prayer is desired. "When Diana's silver light" - Both sound and sense of the Carmina Burana text on the restful loveliness of moonrise are beautifully set in this lyrical, technically strong piece.

Item code: 8041B | Sheet Music | $4.95 |add item to cart
Choral | A Cappella | SSAA | 15 Pages | Softcover | 9 x 12
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