Motet for triple choir (1 childrens choir, SSA, SATB), string orchestra and organ.
Winner of the first Ars Musica Composition Contest
An advent-poem by Dutch wordsmith Sytze de Vries was to be set on music. The tripartite structure of the text was my cue to divide parts over the different choirs. To express the coming of the Christ, the entry of each next part from the poem start to overlap until the 3rd time all 3 entries are simultaneous. The result is a climax, where the seperate motives have become nearly inaudible due to the wall of sound.
Score availble on request.
compilation of premiere performance
Patrick van der Linden: Ars Musica Choirs and Orchestra
Gerben Budding, organ
Text by Sytze de Vries
December 6th 2014 - Oudewater