Duration: 3'15" |
Ensemble: SATBB unaccompanied
Pax Dei explores the different textural possibilities of an SATBB choir. At key moments imitative counterpoint gives way to homophony, and these contrasts are underlined with changes of dynamic. The motet makes extensive use of an Okinawan pentatonic scale, which provides a bright, serene tonality to balance the relative darkness of the scoring. It should be sung at a relaxed walking pace.