Motet (2014)

for SATB and Electronics

Duration: 7 minutes

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Program Note:

Motet was commissioned by Jennifer M. Flory and the Georgia College Max Noah Singers, and was premiered at their concert, Echoes of Peace, Visions of Hope.  In approaching the concert’s theme, I chose two texts which focus on the power of the human mind to bring about peace.  From the Bible, 2 Timothy 1:7 emphasizes thesound mind, as given by God.  The text of Bertolt Brecht’s From a German War Primer cites a driver, a mechanic, and the person who can think, as defect’s in the eyes of a general. I have juxtaposed these texts to convey, through music, that the free will of the human mind to choose peace is the ultimate weapon against mindless mass violence.