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Surge, amica mea

Composer: Ivo Antognini

 

Words from composer:

The Song of Solomon is unique within the Old Testament. It speaks not of law or covenant and neither does it talk of the God of Israel, but instead explores sexual love and matrimony. There is initially a shyness to the musical phrases accompanying this text but, little by little the phrases lengthen and extend to a climax with quite rich harmonies. The coda is the very image of serenity and contentment, for “sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely (English translation)”.

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Description

Composer: Ivo Antognini
Parts: SATB
Accompaniment: A cappella
Language: Latin
Performance Duration: 3’30”
Pages: 8

Reference Video

==Performance Information==
The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge – Stephen Layton
Choral Evensong at Trinity College Chapel – Sunday 9 February 2020