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Et tibi miserere

Text by Sara Teasdale (1884–1933), Mark Turbyfill (1896–1990), Hope Salmonson, and modifications of Latin texts by Hope Salmonson

mixed voices w/ 2 soloists, clarinet/bass clarinet, horn, piano | Mount Allison Elliott Chorale | $40.00

This work was composed in the summer of 2021 , as part of an independent student research project funded by the J.E.A. Crake Foundation and supervised by Dr. Kevin Morse at Mount Allison University. It is equal parts an ode to the self and a prayer to (and for) community. More personally, this cantata explores the relationship between my trans and queer identities, community and music. I warmly encourage performers and listeners of this work to envision their own identities and communities as connected to the music through performance and listening.

Video: premiere performance by Mount Allison Elliott Chorale cond. Kiera Galway, Dory Hayley, Vicki St. Pierre, James Kalyn, Olivier Huebscher and Jennie Del Motte, December 6 2021, Brunton Auditorium, Mount Allison University.

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