Duration (in minutes): 14'39;
Difficulty: Medium (college/community)
Category: small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players, solo voice(s) with chamber ensemble
Instruments: any brass, any female voice, any high voice, any voice, organ, soprano, trombone
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.