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Paul Mealor

Publisher: Novello & Co

Locus iste (2009)
Commissioned by the University of Aberdeen
Novello & Co Ltd
Chorus a cappella / Chorus plus 1 instrument
Year Composed
6 Minutes
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Programme Note
Paul Mealor Locus iste (2009)
Part of the larger collection 'Sanctuary Haunts'.

  • Ensemble
    Grace Davidson (soprano)
    Nigel Short
  • 22 MAR 2014
    Church of Our Lady of Loretto, Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana
    Saint Mary's College Women's Choir and The South Bend Chamber Singers
    Nancy Menk, conductor
  • 01 NOV 2012
    Tenebrae USA Tour 2012
    de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Centre, BYU, Utah, USA
    Nigel Short, conductor

    Other Dates:
    2 November - St Peter in Chains Cathedral, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    3 November - Cathedral Basilica, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
    4 November - Duke University Chapel, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    7 November - Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    8 November - Princeton University Chapel, Princeton, New Jersey, USA
    9 November - Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul, Philadelphia, USA

Locus iste, set by Paul Mealor, from the opening chord takes the attention far from Bruckner's model. It cries out for the sort of glowing, ecstatic sound which can be produced by choirs whose members are really attentive to the demands of appropriate vocal production of vowels, voice placement, blend, and ensemble. It is marked molto espressivo and needs just that. If these ideals can be achieved the results is marvellous and full of emotion. A dynamic range from pppp to fff will provide even more challenge.
David Dewar, Organists' Review,01/12/2012
In 'Locus Iste' Paul Mealor, like some others in this genre, exploits the simple triad with the semitone and other added notes, usually at a slow tempo, to create an atmosphere of reverence or contemplation; where there is little modulation there is a sense of stasis. A wide dynamic range as well as some poised and sensitive soft singing is expected from a choir, sometimes in nine parts, capable of sonority and accurate tuning.
Howard Layfield, MasterSinger,01/01/0001
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