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“Prayer of Saint Ephrem of Syria”

Post was created on June 15th, 2011

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This is a polyphonic piece for male choir I wrote against the text of the The Prayer of Saint Ephrem the Syrian, a capital Orthodox Christian prayer used with emphasis during the Great Lent. The music combines Byzantine modes with classical Western forms, such as the fugue or the ciaccona, and employs an incidental harmony…

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“Florile Dalbe” (White Flowers)

Post was created on December 15th, 2008

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  The lyrics of this ancient Romanian carol suggest that it pre-existed Christianity — as it is quite uncommon to a Romanian carol not to mention a thing about our Lord Jesus’ birth. If I’m not mistaken, this could mean it has survived for about two thousand years! Arranging such an old tune, intimidates me…

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