CARMINA EX RUINAS, (2019) is a musical drama set in Lewes, Sussex, 1538. My inspiration came from walking among the ruins of the Saint Pancras, Cluniac monastery that have somehow persevered since the Dissolution.

C A R M I N A   E X   R U I N A S (Songs From The Ruins)

A new work composed during 2019.

Forces:

 

Soprano Solo,                                           

 

Chants,                                                     

 

Flute Obbligato,                                     

Oboe & Cor. Obbligato,                           

Violin

Violoncello

Sampled Church Bells & Various Effects

Synthesizer + prescribed Samples                                         

Piano,                                                       

Bass / DB.                                                 

Drums / Percussion,                                 

THE MOVEMENTS:

PRAELUDIUM: Solo flute. The Song-thrush in the church bell tower.

PRIMUS: HOSANNA IN EXCELSIS - Entry to Dieppe.

SEKUNDUS: ET IN TERRA PAX HOMINIBUS - Back on dry land at last!

TRIBUS: DE PROFUNDIS - The Dissolution has begun. Fires around the foundations.

QUARTEM - SALVE REGINA - A cacophony of street musicians, all beying for the walls to tumble.

QUINTUS: DICIT DOMINUS - The miracle at Cana remembered.

SEXTUS: AGNUS DEI - Saving the bell.

SEPTEM: CHRISTUS FACTUS EST, RESURREXIT  - Prayers and flight from the plague.

OCTEM: JUBILATE DEO - The walk to Chichester - The 3 riders approach.

NOVEM: KYRIE - Giving thanks for safe return to France.

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