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Christopher Churcher

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Libera Nos (2024)

for SSATTB voices

approx. duration: 3 minutes

composed for Merton College Choir

text: Psalm Antiphon for Trinity Sunday

Commissioned for Merton College Choir, Libera Nos is a setting of the sixth Psalm Antiphon at Matins on Trinity Sunday. Drawing inspiration from the repeated supplications of the text, the music opens with veiled, plaintive harmonic figures, swelling in and out, imploring the trinity to ‘free us, save us, defend us.’ Feathery, dissonant soprano lines coalesce before returning to the cloud-like chords of the opening, building to a climactic statement of ‘O Beata Trinitas.’


Performed by Merton College Choir, directed by Benjamin Nicholas

May 26, 2024


Libera Nos
full score

note: all orders are digital (.pdf) unless otherwise stated

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