Ecumenical Meditation

SATB, flute, clarinet, cello & piano
Anthem for religious tolerance, with text from an ancient Roman edict, phrases of praise from eight faiths, and commentary from the Dalai Lama.   By turns stately, joyful, and reverent, the music has chorale-like sections and polyphonic passages.

HMM 23C4025
Timing:   7:00

Number of Pages:   13

Difficulty:   MM

Occasion/theme:   Religious freedom or tolerance, World Day of Prayer, multicultural event
Text Source:           Tolerance Edict of Milan (313 CE); Hindu, Jewish, Zorastrian, Buddhist, Byzantine, Roman, Islamic & Sikh phrases; 14th Dalai Lama

Notes:   Video Link!   Commissioned for the 1700th Anniversary of the Edict of Nikomedia, April 30, 2011 (St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna & Roman Archaeological Park, Carnuntum-Petronell).   Score and parts available from this page at Art of Sound Music. Text encompasses ten languages.

It is available on the Undiscovered Choral Gems CD by Composer's Choir and conductor Daniel Shaw.   Download it from Amazon or iTunes or elsewhere.

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