VICTIMAE PASCHALI LAUDES

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VICTIMAE PASCHALI LAUDES

Print Edition Price: 

$8.50

Year Authored (or revised): 

1984

Scoring: 

organ

Duration (min): 

15

Recording: 

Brian Schober, Ethereal Records, ER-125

An ancient melody unfolds above long-held pedal tones, and conveys the otherworldly sense of calm and conviction of the gregorian chant upon which the work is based.

The work is divided into four verses, performed without a break, corresponding to the four sections of the original chant and was written in the spirit of the plainsong settings for organ of the 17th Century German composer, Samuel Scheidt.

"The entire piece is to be performed very freely, very softly, and very smoothly," the composer directs.

Ensemble Type: 

solo keyboard

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