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Miserere by Brett Abigaña


By Brett Abigaña

Duration: 25 minutes
Grade Level: 4

Miserere was written for the California State University Stanislaus Wind Ensemble and Choirs under the direction of Stuart Sims and Daniel Afonso. It is for band, chorus, and narrator. The chorus music is based on Gregorio Allegri's sublime setting of the miserere psalm, and the narration is Walt Whitman's disturbing poem The Wound Dresser, which is a graphic depiction of his time as a nurse in a civil war hospital. The instrumental music takes these two very different elements and forces them to coexist in an emotionally gripping 30-minute indictment of war, hatred, and violence. Despite the violent body of the work, it ends with a peaceful, elegiac Dona Nobis Pacem.

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Weight 0.1 lbs
Dimensions .004 x 11 x 17 in

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