SATB and Organ. BSM0024a_4
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.
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.