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This reimagining of the classic Matin Responsory uses techniques of minimalism to creative effect. A semi-chorus placed at a distance sings a complex ostinato to the words "Tell us" as the main choir twists and contorts the familiar chant melodies through various keys and polytonal centers. It is the perfect ethereal start for an Advent Lessons & Carols service.


Scoring: SATB choir with divisi,  soloists, SSAATTBB semi-chorus, and priest.


The sample recording was sung by the Charlotte RSCM Course, July 2023.


Download includes a PDF of the score, and you may make as many copies as necessary for your choir.


To view a sample score, please click here

Matin Responsory

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