Boosey & Hawkes

Pange Lingua

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Francisco J. Núñez
SATB divisi a cappella
In this concert setting, the voices are used as a means to create a meditative dwelling for prayer. The low voices drone (using nasal resonance) to symbolize a sense of eternity suspended. The isolated duet figures in the higher voices color the text, bringing certain verses to the foreground. All voices climax in extended adoration and work harmonically to create the sensation of suspended awe. The closing moment sreturn to a meditative prayer-like state, yet suggest that something has transformed since the beginning of the piece, or perhaps that the piece was only a continuation. (8:00)