Monday, June 29, 2015

Glorify the Lord

Here's a new piece composed by Tony Alonso. Tony provided me with the refrain, with text derived from one of the options for dismissal words in the recently-revised Roman Missal. He had most of the tune written as well, and made just a few tweaks after I filled in the text. He had been asked to provide a piece celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Religious Sisters of Charity, founded by Mother Mary Aikenhead. (So naturally he asked a Mennonite to collaborate on the text!) My text is inspired by some of the core concerns of the Sisters. A condensed version (without choral parts and the bridge) is printed in Claim the Mystery.
Choral edition
Recording (track 13)

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