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 License Fee:   see notes below
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).   Basic set includes license for two copies of the score and every instrumental part in addition to copies needed of choir part.  Comprised of full conducting score; flute, clarinet, cello & piano parts; rehearsal accompaniment (choral and instrumental reductions); and choir part. Text encompasses ten languages.

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