Comments: Five brief movements: I. Adoration, II. Dove, III. Beatitude, IV. Passion, V. Alleluia. (Movement IV requires use of low B foot joint.) The composer says:
Sacred Moments originated as three short pieces intended for used as
interludes in a worship service at Druid Hills Presbyterian Church in
Atlanta, Georgia. The simplicity of short pieces and an unaccompanied
single-line instrument seemed appropriate for the particular occasion.
Adoration, Dove and Alleluia were the movements presented in the
service. Later Beatitude and Passion were added to complete the cycle of
some of the most memorable moments in the life of Christ.
The dedication is to Ann Spauchus, who was soprano soloist at Druid Hills
Presbyterian Church at the time the original three pieces were first
presented. After her death, the other two movements were added.
The challenge of writing simple music in this complicated age led me to
limit this music to one diatonic scale with no accidentals in all five pieces.
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