Carmina Pax (Songs of Peace)
Publisher: ZRS Publishing
28-minute choral/orchestral work in seven movements, each encountering a different aspect of conflict and peace.
Commissioned and premiered by the Arlington Master Chorale, Arlington, TX
Professional recording made in March 2019, and available on April 1, 2019, Z. Randall Stroope conductor.
“Peace” can narrowly be seen as an an absence of war between individuals, groups or nations. But more broadly, it can mean absence of famine, class conflict, disease, terror, desire to expunge a religion, depression, among others. This work is meant to create a “dialogue” between the performers and the audience to not lose hope, but to begin seeking more humane solutions and understandings to conflict. Music is a great unifier – we must first find peace in our own minds and hearts, in order to find common ground and peace with those around us.
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Preface to work: click here
Excerpts of some of the movements of the work:
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