Come Unto Me (2014)

For treble (SA) choir 

"Venite ad me…" window at the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Québec, Québec City.
“Venite ad me…” window at the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Québec, Québec City.

Duration:  ca. 6:00

Premiere: 05.30.2014, choristers of Jesus College, Mark Williams, cond., at the Europäisches Jugendchor Festival, Basel, Switzerland

Commissioned by: Jesus College Choir, Mark Williams, University of Cambridge, UK.

Program Notes: Commissioned by Mark Williams for the Jesus College choristers (University of Cambridge, UK) Come Unto Me (2014) is a brief meditation on the comforting words found in Matthew 11: 28-29. The primary translation used is the English (King James version) but two antiphon-like interpolations from the Latin translation intensify the textual invitation’s immediacy by stripping away the sense of meter and relative rhythmic steadiness found in the English sections.

 

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Text (King James Version, Latin Vulgata):