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Hoquetus Sanctus

for vocal octet

Year:  2008   ·  Duration:  4m 20s
Instrumentation:  SSAATTBB with clapping and/or hand percussion (stones or wooden clap-sticks)

Year:  2008
Duration:  4m 20s
Instrumentation  SSAATTBB with clapping and/...

Pepe Becker

Composer:   Pepe Becker

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Pepe Becker: Hoquetus Sanct...

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This work was written as a commission for Baroque Voices, with funding from Creative NZ, to be premiered at the Baroque Voices "Alleluia: a newe work!" concert in May 2008. The concept of the performance is to juxtapose Contemporary New Zealand works with Medieval European ones – and in this case, Hoquetus Sanctus pairs well with Hoquetus David (written by Guillaume de Machaut in the 14th Century), as it explores the idea of hocket, where vocal lines are 'shared' between different voices, sometimes jumping from one to another and overlapping each other – however, it can equally well be performed in any choral concert.

Hoquetus Sanctus is a setting of the Latin Sanctus text for a capella chamber choir or small vocal ensemble.

Commissioned note

Commissioned by Baroque Voices with funding from Creative New Zealand

Difficulty note

Suitable for experienced youth choir or youth vocal ensemble

Dedication note

Dedicated to the composer's singing friend Dinah Wright

Text note

Liturgical Latin

Performance history

10 May 2008: Alleluia: a newë work! 2008

23 Dec 2008: Broadcast of Alleluia: a newë work! 2008
Featuring: Radio New Zealand Concert

29 Sep 2009: ISCM World New Music Days 2009

20 Nov 2009: Swedish Radio 2

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