on a flat stone over his grave (2016) soprano + theorbo
Approximate Duration: 4 minutes
The text is adapted from a portion of the Latin inscription above the tomb of Henry Purcell.
Applaud so great a guest, Celestial powers. Who now resides with you, but once was ours. Dy’d! No, he lives while yonder organ sounds and sacred echoes to the choir rebound
The theorbo part is notated with fretted strings in the treble clef and open strings in the bass clef.
Written for and Commissioned by Jarring Sounds Danielle Sampson and Adam Cockerham
Recorded at Loper Chapel, First Congregational Church in Berkeley, California
June 9, 2016