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AMH-001 spiritus

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Catalogue #:AMH-001
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Composer Spiritus
March’s Spiritus uses overlapping dissonant phrases in a spare manner, utilising the building’s acoustic to maximum effect.

— Robert Hugill, Music Web International

Andrew March


for A Cappella, SATB choir

The text comprises a solitary verse, St. John 3:8, taken from Nicodemus’ well-known nocturnal conversation with Jesus. The anthem is intended for use in a generous acoustic, such as a Cathedral, where during the many bar rests, the fragmented and overlapping phrases can be given opportunity to resound and reflect until the reverberation dissipates. The overall intention was to create a choral anthem where quite literally, the listener would be able to hear wispy gestures and omnidirectional strands, like the breezing effect of a breath of air around them, but not be able to fully discern exactly where this was coming from.


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