Ordo Rachelis

Composer
Kurt Knecht
Composer Nationality
American
Text
Medieval Liturgical Play
Year Composed
2011
Pages
14
Minutes
9:15
Difficulty
4 (Auditioned chorus)
Language
Latin
Voicing
5 part mixed chorus
Divisi
No
Instruments
Piano
Sacred or Secular
Sacred
Mood
Dramatic, with dynamic contrasts; Tense, with some edge
Description

The first movement is for SSATB chorus unaccompanied. The second movement adds piano. This piece was commissioned by David Matthews for James Bass and the USF Chamber Singers for the 10th anniversary of September 11th. The piece is in two movements. The first movements and uses a Latin text from a Medieval Liturgical play about Rachel grieving for her children. The first movement is inspired by the writing of Josquin des Prez. The second movement adds vigorous and dramatic piano part to create a moving wall of sound. The movements may be performed separately or as a whole.

Group
Triad
Performances
Triad: 2017 November 12, 18, & 19 (New Wine | Old Bottles)