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Dies Quoque (Dies Quoque Angustiae)  (2012)
'Day of Narrow Anguish'


A new work for A cappella choir of mixed voices with an unusual voicing of: coloratura solo, soprano I & II, alto I & II, a group of male altos, a group of female tenors (or contraltos), tenor I, tenor II, baritones, bass I & II, and a small group of bassi profondi. The text is a montage of verses from Latin lyrics from the Mediaeval period. The montage used as the text can be viewed here. The duration of this piece is circa 7'00".

Mediaeval Latin Lyrics - A Translation by Helen Waddell - is available from Penguin Classics.




Somnia  (2007)    
      
SATB choir (divisi) a cappella.   Duration: 5:15. 

The text is a translation by Helen Waddell of a Mediaeval Latin lyric: 'Somnia, quae mentes ludunt volitantibus umbris...' from Satyricon by Petronius Arbiter (ca. 27-66 AD).   The translation is used with written permission from the estate of Helen Waddell and Constable & Robinson Ltd.

Mediaeval Latin Lyrics - A Translation by Helen Waddell - is available from Penguin Classics.

 
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