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Spiritus Sanctus

for SSAATTBB choir

Year:  2012   ·  Duration:  7m 30s

Year:  2012
Duration:  7m 30s

David Hamilton

Composer:   David Hamilton

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Sample Score

Sample: Page 1-4

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This work is based on both the text and the plainsong melody of a chant by Hildegard von Bingen. The melismatic writing is derived from aspects of the chant, and the actual chant is present by the upper voices towards the end of the work in an outburst of ecstatic singing.

Text note

Text from a chant by Hildegard von Bingen

Performance history

14 Oct 2015: Performed by Viva Voce, conducted by John Rosser at the Auckland Town Hall Concert Chamber, Auckland, New Zealand.