Peter Maxwell Davies
Publisher: Chester Music
Manacus Super 'Dona Nobis' (2008)
This work was commissioned to celebrate the 25th anniversary of MANA.
Novello & Co Ltd
Soloist(s) and Large Ensemble (7 or more players)
This short greeting is based on the 'Dnoa Nobis Pacem' of the plainsong mass Lux et Origo, in Paschal time. My Thomas Holyoke Latin dictionary of 1677 defines manacus as 'the circle in a dial that shows the months' or 'the account of the monthly motion of the moon'.
Preview the score: