In Pace - John Hosking

Duration: 3'00"
Ensemble: SATB soprano unaccompanied
Grading: Medium/Difficult
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My overall concept of writing this setting of In Pace tries to relate to everyday life and the need for rest at the end of the day.

It doesn't really settle into the home key of G minor until the very last chord and my thoughts were of a day of work, struggle, complications etc., with almost a plea of escape and a determination to finally gain some rest. The music gradually winds down to a sense of calmness at "requiescam" - however, there is still some turmoil. The Gloria begins as a note of triumph and faith in God; yes, the day is difficult but all is possible with faith - and the gradual acceptance of that as the intensity lessens, with the soprano soloist singing "In Pace", enables peace.

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