Boosey & Hawkes


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James MacMillan
Of this a cappella piece, a setting of poetry by Karol Wojtyla, the composer states, “In my musical setting of this poem I have tried to capture the mystery and simplicity of the words. It opens with floating chords, hummed by the choir, which bleed into each other. Much of the text is delivered in an uncomplicated folk-like or popular style, accompanied by closed-mouth harmonies and melodic commentaries.”