Mirabile Mysterium

Composer
Jonathan David
Composer Nationality
American
Composer Date of Birth
1965
Text
Liturgical; Sophronius of Jerusalem
Year Composed
2007
Minutes
4
Difficulty
4 (Auditioned chorus)
Language
Latin
Voicing
8 part mixed chorus
Divisi
Yes
Extended Techniques
No
Sacred or Secular
Sacred
Description

I've borrowed from the 19th-century tradition here of employing the augmented chord to convey a sense of mystery. A rather dark feast for Christmas, to counter all the lullabies and exaltation (!).

Group
C4
Performances
C4: 2009 June 4 & 6 (American Voices), cond. Cheah