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Lord Have Mercy

for viol consort

Year:  2017   ·  Duration:  8m
Instrumentation:  2 treble viols, 2 tenor viols and 2 bass viols

Year:  2017
Duration:  8m
Instrumentation  2 treble viols, 2 tenor vio...

Colin Decio

Composer:   Colin Decio

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Sample Score

Sample: page 1 of score

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Lord Have Mercy was composed specially for Palliser Viols. I wanted to capture something of the character and history of the viol family whilst bringing a modern twist to the harmonies and rhythms. As a child I would visit the Greek Orthodox church where I hear wonderful cadential music. Some of this has entered the piece.

Commissioned note

Composed for Palliser Viols

Dedication note

Dedicated to my Aunty Jean who passed away whilst I was composing the work

Contents note

in one movement