Jubilant Intimations for SATB choir and organ; composed for the 2007 Eastern European tour of the Bucks County Choral Society; premiered June 3, 2007 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lansdale, PA, with Eric Plutz, organ.
Pange, lingua, gloriosi [Sing, my tongue, of the glorious]
What has become of the young and old men?
Corporis mysterium, [body and its mystery;]
and what of the women and children?
Sanguinisque pretiosi, [and of the precious Blood,]
quem in mundi pretium [by which the world is redeemed,]
They are alive and well somewhere…
The smallest sprout show there really is no death.
fructus ventris generosi [the fruit of the generous womb,]
Rex effudit Gentium.[a ruler given for all people.]
[St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) for the Feast of Corpus Christi]
Slava visnich Bogu [Glory to God in the highest]
I na zyemli mir [and on earth peace]
vchelovyetsech blagovoleniye [toward people of good will]
(Znamenny chant – The Great Doxology)
All goes onward and outward, nothing collapses
And to die is different from what anyone supposed, and luckier.
[Walt Whitman– Song of Myself (6: 123-130) from Leaves of Grass (3rd edition)]