Dona Nobis Pacem
(A Motet for SATB Choir, a cappella)
Composed in 1985, Dona Nobis Pacem is dedicated to the Wake Forest University Concert Choir and its director, Dr. Brian Gorelick. The motet’s only text are the Latin words that end the Ordinary of the Mass : “Dona nobis pacem” (“Grant Us Peace”). In three sections, the lively and contrapuntal middle section is flanked by opening and closing sections that explore the serene implications of the words on which the piece is based. Dona Nobis Pacem received its World Premiere by the Wake Forest Concert Choir in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on 6 November 1986.
Winston-Salem, North Carolina