Verbum Caro Factum Est


unaccompanied double choir
Mixed Voices
John 1:14

Commissioned in memory of Barry Maxwell Moss by the Arts Foundation of St George’s Cathedral Perth, Western Australia.

First Performance
20.12.2015, St George's Cathedral, Perth, WA, Australia: Choir of St George's Cathedral, Perth/Joseph Nolan

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Programme Notes

The 14th verse of the first chapter of the Gospel according to St. John commences with “Verbum caro factum est”. This passage, attesting the birth of Christ as the literal embodiment of the word of God, cuts to the very core of Christian doctrine. I have not tried to embellish or gild the mystery of Christ’s birth, only to reflect the awe and excitement appropriate to an event as magical as a blessed avatar first entering the mundane realm.

Carl Vine, December 2014

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