Hyperion Records

O Holy of Holies
composer
1995
author of text
Additional Advent Antiphon (France, 18th century)

Recordings
'Pitts: Seven Letters & other sacred music' (CDA67507)
Pitts: Seven Letters & other sacred music
MP3 £5.25FLAC £5.25ALAC £5.25Buy by post £5.25 CDA67507  Please, someone, buy me …  
Details
Track 13 on CDA67507 [4'16] Please, someone, buy me

O Holy of Holies
O Holy of Holies represents a sidestep into a highly expressionistic soundworld, with echoes from the preceding Advent antiphons of the refrain ‘Come, Lord Jesu’. All the familiar elements of Pitts’s cross-relational and added-note harmony are present within a slow-moving harmonic framework, but the dissonance treatment in this short antiphon is particularly uncompromising – a feature which continues right up to the unresolved final chord. The effect of the piece, in keeping with the text, is of something which awaits a conclusion.

from notes by Jeremy Summerly 2005

Track-specific metadata
Show: MP3 FLAC ALAC
   English   Français   Deutsch