locus iste

for SATB voices a cappella

Brian Inglis

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Composer Brian Inglis
Year of Composition 1988
Duration ca.2'
ISMN 9790570682980
Categories (all composers) , ,
Catalogue ID ce-bi1li1

Notes

This liturgical text-setting, completed and premiered when I was still at school, was inspired by a visit to Inchcombe Abbey (Inchcombe island, Firth of Forth, Scotland) in August 1987. This is its first publication.

The structure is informed by Bruckner’s setting of the same text (included in my A level scores anthology). The neo-medieval soundworld, while suggested by the Abbey remains and perhaps influenced by Debussy and Mussorgsky, is also a reaction against my harmony studies. For I found that, contrary to what I was taught, sung parallel fifths and octaves sound really good!