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Alma Beata et Bella

I found the poem from which the text for this piece is excerpted when perusing an old book of 15th-century Italian poetry. I decided to set the poem in its original Medieval Italian dialect. The piece is a six-minute slow swirl of voices moving toward heaven and light. It culminates by “blooming” as the soul reaches heaven.

Commissioned by the Rose Ensemble with major funding support provided by a grant
from the Jerome Foundation facilitated by fiscal agency from the Schubert Club.
Additional funding provided by the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council.

Commissioned by the Rose Ensemble with major funding support provided by a grantfrom the Jerome Foundation facilitated by fiscal agency from the Schubert Club.Additional funding provided by the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council.

Type: 
Choral
Voicing or Instrumentation: 
SSATB a cappella
Audio Credits: 
The Crossing, Donald Nally-Conductor
Text Author/Source: 
Jacopo Sannazara
Year Composed: 
1999
Duration: 
06:00
SKU: HP04-04