Peter Maxwell Davies
Publisher: Chester Music
Invocation to Mercurius (1994),
Chester Music Ltd
Chorus a cappella / Chorus plus 1 instrument
Mercury as the spirit of transformation. This alchemical hymn is in the tritone-rich modal style of the composer's carols, the choral writing vigorous and fanfaring, in bursts of homophony and brief canons. Crotales streak mercurial glitter over the voices.
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