Category:   SSAA CHOIRS
Composer:   Imant Raminsh
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Boosey & Hawkes
Edition:   OCT B6729
Voicing:   SSA
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Sigrid Johnson
St. Olaf College 1999
R&R Chair SSAA Choirs

This piece is a remarkable setting of a familiar and much used text. It is sectional in the fact that new themes emerge with each text fragments. Each section is very evocative with excellent execution of word painting. This piece is connected with imaginative piano writing. Choral writing of Raminsh is filled with rich harmonies and the potential of beautifully arched phrases. It is a sophisticated style and would require technical development in extreme ranges. The piano accompaniment is difficult and would require a well-developed player.