Publisher: Chester Music
Monument for Beethoven (2013)
Monument for Beethoven was commissioned by the Southbank Centre. First performance on 18th March 2014 at the Royal Festival Hall, London.
Chester Music Ltd
Chorus a cappella / Chorus plus 1 instrument
Monument for Beethoven
O God! Direct my mind!
O God! Raise me up from this grievous depth!
Thou art present throughout the world.
Dona pacem, pacem. (Give us peace, peace.)
Based on the words of Beethoven's Last Prayer and on Beethoven's music, 'Monument for Beethoven is a humble tribute to a Master. The final section quotes from the closing bars of the 'Missa Solemnis'. (J.T.)