Composition

The fifth movement of The Divine Office, Sext, is programmatic not in any specific way except in mood.  I wanted the piece to feel the tiredness of work while still moving on; in other words: perseverance.  One of the aspects found in monastic life is the constancy of work, though in my work at St. Paul … More Composition

Composition

The fourth movement in the Divine Office, Terce, is for me, programmatic of getting to work.  I work at a Monastery and I know that I was thinking specifically of working the earth.  While my Monastery does not necessarily incorporate an aspect of gardening, as in they do not produce any grown goods such as … More Composition

Composition

The third movement in the Divine Office begins the day.  Prime is the “first” hour of the day, not to be confused with those first two movements that are in the middle of the night.  The problem with the Offices is that they are originally based on approximate times in the cycle of the sun and moon. … More Composition