Bonitas Domini


Instrumentation: SATB
Duration: 4 minutes
Recording Available: Yes
Performed: Yes
Catalog ID: RE1004
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Bonitas Domini was written for Lawrence Sisk and the Lewis University Choir. This work was intended for inclusion in a performance which included Palestrina's Missa Aeterna Christi munera. Bonitas Domini is the Offertory, one of the Propers, for the feast of St. Joseph the worker. This work explores many of my interests in choral music. More notably is the contrasts in the color of vowels, contrasts in the attacks of consonants, vocal percussion, and the comparative timbre of vocal sections.

This work was written as a companion piece to Alleluia: De quacumque tribulatione, a choral piece written for the same occasion.

From the Graduale
Offertory for the feast of St. Joseph the worker

May the goodness of the Lord be upon us and favor the works of our hands. Alleluia.

Translation of original Latin by Lawrence T. Sisk