Duo Seraphim - Pope
Duo Seraphim, an SSSATBB work by Anna Pope. Composed for Lumina's 2010 Adelaide Fringe Festival Concert 'Angels vs Demons', this is a joyful polyphonic piece inspired by some of the great Renaissance composers including Victoria, Gombert, Monteverdi and Lotti. This work would suit being performed by a medium to large choir in a large accoustic.
Hear it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/C46Va_QqqQ8
In Duo Seraphim, two angels proclaim the glory of God, soon joined by the heavenly throng. This piece has a number of inspirations and ideas behind it. A representation of celestial harmony, a cacophony of angels, the flapping of many wings, and joyful exuberance in a place where all is as it should be!
Translation: Two seraphim cried to one another: Holy is the Lord God of Sabaoth. The whole earth is full of his glory. There are three who bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit: and these three are one. Holy is the Lord God of Sabaoth. The whole earth is full of his glory.