Elizabeth Austin

Cantata Beatitudines

Year: 1982

Duration (in minutes): 18'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: choral

Instruments: organ

Publisher: American Composers Alliance

Description: The inspiration of ancient Greek music, verse, and movement provided the background setting, and the idea of 'blessedness' as wholeness is pursued. In this work, the positive but realistic theology of the Beatitudes concludes with an "outburst of joy," an homage to Messiaen.

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