Asphyxiate

Year: August 2018
Voices: SSAATTBB
Duration: 4:30”
Text: English, written by the composer in collaboration with theologian Margaret McKerron.

Difficulty: 4

Performance History: A commission from Choir & Organ, for their New Music Series. The score and an interview about the piece are available in the Jan/Feb 2019 edition of the magazine. Premiere is to take place at an Easter Service 2019 with the St. Salvator’s Chapel Choir. Recording and score available from the Choir & Organ New Music Series page.

About: Written from Mary Magdalene’s perspective on the resurrection, this work explores Mary’s grief and then shocked relief at the Resurrection of Jesus, using the analogy of breathlessness to convey the tension of the scene.

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