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Ave Maria

Composed in 2019, this motet is scored for SATB a capella choir (with divisi) and features a demi-chorus passage. The music combines expressive lyrical melodies with a polyphonic texture and the frequent harmonic twists and explorations intensify the atmosphere. Suitable for an advanced choir, Ave Maria is appropriate for both services and concerts

Duration

5 minutes 30 seconds

Style

Contemporary Art Music

Level

Advanced

Parts

SATB with division

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Locus Iste

'Locus Iste' was composed in response to Anton Bruckner's famous setting of this text. Like Bruckner’s motet, ‘Locus Iste’ begins in C, but with the melody and harmony reimagined. Those familiar with the Bruckner motet will recognise the musical cameos imbedded in this work, which clearly pays homage to Bruckner's mastery. Mostly SATB with some small passages of divisi, this a capella motet is suitable for an advanced choir.

Duration

4 minutes

Style

Contemporary Art Music

Level

Advanced

Parts

SATB

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Pater Noster

This setting of the Lord's Prayer in Latin is based on the Pater Noster chant and is set for SATB choir with some divisi within parts. and follows the natural rhythmic flow and contour of the chant. The music follows the natural rhythmic ebb and flow of the chant and combined with the gentle harmonies, is a work that captures the devotional and reflective nature of this prayer. This motet was composed in response to Duruflé’s ‘Ubi Caritas’ and is of moderate difficulty.

Duration

2 minutes 30 seconds

Style

Contemporary Art Music/Plainsong

Level

Moderate difficulty

Parts

SATB

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Missa Brevis

Composed between 2018 and 2020, the Missa Brevis is an a cappella setting of the Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus/Benedictus and Agnus Dei texts from the ordinary of the Mass for SSAATTBB choir. Stylistically the music is a fusion of early music techniques with a contemporary harmonic palette, creating a sacred aesthetic that at times is meditative and at others, intense. With an extended pitch range, intricate textures and complex harmonies, this work is suitable for an advanced choir. The work can be purchased in its entirety or as separate movements.

Duration

18 minutes (approx)

Style

Contemporary Art Music/Plainsong

Level

Advanced

Parts

SSAATTBB

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Kyrie from the Missa Brevis

The ‘Kyrie’ from the Missa Brevis follows the traditional three-fold nature of the text, with the opening and ending sections possessing a modern harmonic aesthetic whilst the middle ‘Christe eleison’ section begins in a style reflective of Palestrina.

Duration

3 minutes 30 seconds

Style

Contemporary art music

Level

Advanced

Parts

SSAATTBB

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Gloria from the Missa Brevis

Based on the Gloria III (X-XI Century) plainchant from the Liber Usualis, this movement is a passionate setting of the Gloria text, beginning darkly and gradually opening out to lightness. This complex and substantial movement features solo passages, intricate harmonies and lyrical melodies, making it an excellent choice as part of a concert repertoire as well as inclusion within a service.

Duration

7 minutes 30 seconds

Style

Contemporary art music

Level

Advanced

Parts

SSAATTBB

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Sanctus from the Missa Brevis

This is a single movement setting of the Sanctus and Benedictus texts and features a short, soprano solo set high in the tessitura. The opening is harmonically reminiscent of impressionistic style, but as the movement progresses, elements of early music are fused into a contemporary harmonic palette to create a setting that is musically colourful and rich.

Duration

4 minutes

Style

Contemporary art music

Level

Advanced

Parts

SSAATTBB

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Agnus Dei from the Missa Brevis

This reflective final movement was performed by the Sydney Conservatorium Chamber Choir in May 2019 and a recording of this performance is available on the listening page. The movement begins with a solo tenor chant and the middle section’s sustained dissonances create musical tension and contribute towards an intense sacred aesthetic.

Duration

3 minutes

Style

Contemporary art music

Level

Advanced

Parts

SSAATTBB

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Ne Les Oublions SSA.jpg

Ave Maria

New

Composed in 2019, this motet is scored for SATB a capella choir (with divisi) and features a demi-chorus passage. The music combines expressive lyrical melodies with a polyphonic texture and the frequent harmonic twists and explorations intensify the atmosphere. Suitable for an advanced choir, Ave Maria is appropriate for both services and concerts

Duration

5 minutes 30 seconds

Style

Contemporary Art Music

Level

Advanced

Parts

SATB with division

Ne Les Oublions SSA.jpg

Locus Iste

New

'Locus Iste' was composed in response to Anton Bruckner's famous setting of this text. Like Bruckner’s motet, ‘Locus Iste’ begins in C, but with the melody and harmony reimagined. Those familiar with the Bruckner motet will recognise the musical cameos imbedded in this work, which clearly pays homage to Bruckner's mastery. Mostly SATB with some small passages of divisi, this a capella motet is suitable for an advanced choir.

Duration

4 minutes

Style

Contemporary Art Music

Level

Advanced

Parts

SATB

Ne Les Oublions SSA.jpg

Pater Noster

New

This setting of the Lord's Prayer in Latin is based on the Pater Noster chant and is set for SATB choir with some divisi within parts. and follows the natural rhythmic flow and contour of the chant. The music follows the natural rhythmic ebb and flow of the chant and combined with the gentle harmonies, is a work that captures the devotional and reflective nature of this prayer. This motet was composed in response to Duruflé’s ‘Ubi Caritas’ and is of moderate difficulty.

Duration

2 minutes 30 seconds

Style

Contemporary Art Music/Plainsong

Level

Moderate difficulty

Parts

SATB

Ne Les Oublions SSA.jpg

Missa Brevis

New

Composed between 2018 and 2020, the Missa Brevis is an a cappella setting of the Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus/Benedictus and Agnus Dei texts from the ordinary of the Mass for SSAATTBB choir. Stylistically the music is a fusion of early music techniques with a contemporary harmonic palette, creating a sacred aesthetic that at times is meditative and at others, intense. With an extended pitch range, intricate textures and complex harmonies, this work is suitable for an advanced choir. The work can be purchased in its entirety or as separate movements.

Duration

18 minutes (approx)

Style

Contemporary Art Music/Plainsong

Level

Advanced

Parts

SSAATTBB

Ne Les Oublions SSA.jpg

Kyrie from the Missa Brevis

New

The ‘Kyrie’ from the Missa Brevis follows the traditional three-fold nature of the text, with the opening and ending sections possessing a modern harmonic aesthetic whilst the middle ‘Christe eleison’ section begins in a style reflective of Palestrina.

Duration

3 minutes 30 seconds

Style

Contemporary art music

Level

Advanced

Parts

SSAATTBB

Ne Les Oublions SSA.jpg

Gloria from the Missa Brevis

New

Based on the Gloria III (X-XI Century) plainchant from the Liber Usualis, this movement is a passionate setting of the Gloria text, beginning darkly and gradually opening out to lightness. This complex and substantial movement features solo passages, intricate harmonies and lyrical melodies, making it an excellent choice as part of a concert repertoire as well as inclusion within a service.

Duration

7 minutes 30 seconds

Style

Contemporary art music

Level

Advanced

Parts

SSAATTBB

Ne Les Oublions SSA.jpg

Sanctus from the Missa Brevis

New

This is a single movement setting of the Sanctus and Benedictus texts and features a short, soprano solo set high in the tessitura. The opening is harmonically reminiscent of impressionistic style, but as the movement progresses, elements of early music are fused into a contemporary harmonic palette to create a setting that is musically colourful and rich.

Duration

4 minutes

Style

Contemporary art music

Level

Advanced

Parts

SSAATTBB

Ne Les Oublions SSA.jpg

Agnus Dei from the Missa Brevis

New

This reflective final movement was performed by the Sydney Conservatorium Chamber Choir in May 2019 and a recording of this performance is available on the listening page. The movement begins with a solo tenor chant and the middle section’s sustained dissonances create musical tension and contribute towards an intense sacred aesthetic.

Duration

3 minutes

Style

Contemporary art music

Level

Advanced

Parts

SSAATTBB