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Media vita</br>(In the midst of life)

Media vita
(In the midst of life)

Product Number: 5942

Composer: Siegfried, Kevin

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Using a long antiphon to the Nunc dimittis (Compline, third and fourth weeks of Lent), Boston composer Kevin Siegfried provides an expansively beautiful motet evoking the mysteries of life and death. Latin text only.

Reviews:
"Out of simple, Part-like musical material Kevin Siegfried builds an antiphon of austere beauty. Media Vita takes its text from the Latin proper for the last weeks of Lent, words that seriously disturb the comfortable distance we put between ourselves and our own mortality. The music has something of the timeless impersonality of Byzantine chant but also the pressure and presence of personal conviction. High A's and B's for sopranos evince a strain which, here, is not mannered, still less ill-judged, but contributes expressively to that pressure." -Peter Dale, Choir & Organ, July/August 2003

Additional Information

Product Number 5942
Composer Siegfried, Kevin
Voicing & Instruments SSATB Chorus unaccompanied
Season Lent
Difficulty Difficult
Historical Period 21st Century
Publisher E. C. Schirmer Music Company

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