Amen (1994)
For antiphonal double chorus a cappella
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First performed October 2, 1995, at the Plymouth Music Series, by a chorus conducted by Philip Brunelle; Minneapolis, MN

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Duration  4 minutes

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Program note

Scored for antiphonal double chorus, the word “Amen” is set in an alternating series of plagal (IV-I) cadences that go through the entire circle of fifths three times. As they journey, they become more and more passionate, until, after a climax, they return to the contemplative mood of the opening.

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                     — John Corigliano

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