Agnus Dei

SATB and Organ. BSM0024a_4

Duration: 4:00

from Missa 'Musica Sacra'

Commissioned by Musica Sacra Warsaw-Praga Cathedral Choir

2012 Award for Liturgical Work in the Musica Sacra Nova International Choir Competition, Poland.

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This setting of the traditional Agnus Dei text is full of yearning as the sinner pleads for mercy. As the harrowing semitone voice-leading rises through a series of tense and resolving chords, it finally opens up to the 'Dona Nobis Pacem' with full-body pleas for forgiveness, peace, and rest.