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Discussion Guide

You are invited to download complimentary discussion guides that include biographical information about the poet, my compositional inspiration, and reflective questions to take your singers beyond the notes and rhythms. 


I hope these resources will add meaningful dialogue in your rehearsals!

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By submitting this form, you will have instant access to this complimentary resource.

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Splendor, the first movement from Illuminare, opens in a majestic and bright D major. A radiant flurry of sixteenth notes heralds the arrival of Light before the voices enter in powerful unison and the Ambrosian hymn text bursts into a punctuated and joyful “Gloriae” section. After a brief legato passage, the music returns to the joyful rhythmic momentum heard in the beginning. A great concert opener or festival selection, Splendor will highlight your musicians' power and sensitivity in equal turn!

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