Three Short Sacred Anthems [8']
Three Short Sacred I O Magnum Mysterium
Three Short Sacred II O Vos Omnes
Three Short Sacred III Jubilate Deo
Three Short Sacred Anthems for treble choir, based on three Latin liturgical texts, was written in the winter of 1980. It borrows textures, structures and techniques from ancient settings of these words. Yet despite its clearly nostalgic polyphony and its historically evocative rhythmic language, its harmonic usage combined with its personal tone painting and its slightly asymmetrical forms subtly but strongly veer toward a twentieth century view of tonality and of faith.