Canticle for Our Times (Full Score)
Anti-war music for chorus of mixed (SATB) voices, strings. Full Score / parts on rental. Duration:
Also Available: Vocal Score (PVS-502)
with piano reduction by the composer.
A Canticle for Our Times
was written in December, 1990, in response to the Persian Gulf War. The text is compiled from Biblical sources, and the music
portrays the violence and questioning of the conflict, and the call that all might dwell together in peace. A poiniant and
timely statement, more relavant than ever.
"I had not experienced wartime before, and it was a big deal
for Americans. Little did we know how gentle and painless this war was compared to what would come years later. But back there
in 1990, I was feeling a need to make my statement, and the 'Canticle' was a passion that I attacked and completed in days...."
from his personal
Catalog Notes (c.2008)