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Haec Dies

for alto saxophone and piano

Year:  2021   ·  Duration:  8m

Year:  2021
Duration:  8m

Composer:   Richard Bolley

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Sample Score

Sample: pages 1, 2, 6, 7, 20-24 of score

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Haec dies is an antiphon text associated in the Roman Catholic church with the masses sung on Easter Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. The traditional Latin words translate as: "This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it."

The composer, as a Buddhist, associates these with the practice of mindfulness, which encourages one to be as fully present as possible to each passing moment. Modal transformations of the original plainchant — different versions for saxophone and piano — work their way through the fabric of the score.

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Contents note

Single-movement piece of interspersed mosaic structures