A Cloud of Witnesses

A Cloud of Witnesses

Publisher Oxford University Press
Composer Mack Wilberg
Voice/Instrument SATB
Difficulty Unrated

Forces or Category: SATB & piano 4-hands/orchestra

Orchestration: 3fl(+3picc), 2ob, 2cl, 2bsn, 4hn, 2tpt, 2tbn, btbn, timp, perc, hp, celeste, pno, org (opt.), str

  • Text by David Warner
  • Suitable for Easter - the work draws multiple witnessing stories of Christ's Resurrection into a single narrative
  • No soloists required; the small solo roles are taken from within the choir

This dramatic choral work sets a text by David Warner that artfully weaves together multiple witnessing stories of Christ's Resurrection into a single narrative. Wilberg employs an effective array of musical techniques to depict the protagonists' experiences: from rapid figurations that move through the orchestra creating a sense of momentum and breathless astonishment to pairings of voicings to convey an act of collective witnessing and declamatory exclamations of praise. The work is scored for mixed voices without soloists, conveying a universal perspective on this story, and accompaniment is by piano four-hands or orchestra.






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