COMPOSED 2016. Duration 2.5 mins
Commissioned by the professional female quintet Papagena for their 'Echoes from the Holy Land' concerts in 2016.
Setting a Latin text from the Carmina Burana, which tells of the fall of Jerusalem at the hands of Saladin, and the loss of fragments of the True Cross.
The singers are arranged in a cruciform pattern, giving rise to some spectacular panning effects.