Responses

Preces and Responses

As a composer, I am a big fan of utilising silence. What better medium, then, than the preces and responses?

This setting is ostensibly in C major, but makes use of the Lydian and Mixolydian modes to give a wonderfully rich texture. Ideas are introduced and developed throughout, until they are brought together in the Amens with a great feeling of triumph.

I offer up this lusciously rich setting of the responses.

Sheet music is available here.

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