Dosia McKay

Song of the Seraphim

for SSAATTBB Chorus a cappella

Song of the Seraphim is based on the passage from The Apocalypse of Saint John 4:8; "And the four living creatures, each of them with six wings, are full of eyes all around and within, and day and night they never cease to say: Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come".

Written in the minimalist style, the work is characterized by repetition, simplicity and almost trance-like feel. It features wave-like repetitions of the chant theme, whispers combined with singing, and a bouncy succession of staccato notes illustrating celestial worship.

Computer rendition

Composed: 2006
Total duration: 6'00"

Difficulty level: Intermediate

Published by Gavia Music (ASCAP)
Laser printed, professionally bound SSAATTBB score, in Latin, 23 pages

$35.00 with a licence to copy parts for one group

Past Performances:

  • The King College Chamber Choir under the direction of Pat Flannagan, Bristol, TN, March 20, 2007

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