Required Resources: SATB choir
Although one could never hope to replicate Bach's magnificent Dona nobis pacem movement from his Mass in b minor, this work by Colin Brumby is certainly reminiscent of the Bach work.
- Same Latin text
- SATB voices
- Contrapuntal, beginning with the bass voice
- Scholarly fugal style
- Key of d minor, rather than D Major — ends in F Major, though
- Can be sung a cappella, or with organ doubling voices
- Much easier
The work opens as a strict fugue, beginning with the basses in d minor, followed by the tenors in g minor, then altos (d minor) and sopranos (g minor).
After this exposition, the pattern is repeated, with the voices entering A-S-B-T.
The last third of the three-page work is a homophonic section, built on the theme in the bass line.
The last five measures bring the work from d minor to its concluding "pacem" in F Major.
Order #: 5143
- Choral Music
- Ordinary Time
- SATB Choir
- a cappella