victimae paschali laudes (sssaa)


  • Catalog ID: S-16
  • First Line: victimae paschali laudes
  • Composer: Ron Jeffers
  • Voicing: sssaa
  • Accompaniment: a cappella
  • Language: Latin
  • Country: United States
  • Series: Saint Mary's College Choral Series
  • Other: sacred
  • Score: View Score
  • Sound: Listen


Three pieces for divisi women’s chorus a cappella based on the Latin sequence for Eastertide.  Part of the Saint Mary’s College Choral Series, Nancy Menk, Editor.  In the first the various moods of the text are heard as the original Gregorian chant is presented canonically and heterophonically.  The second is a chromatic variation of the chant which emphasizes the agony and the pain of the Victimae.  In the final setting, the original chant is part of shimmering whole-tone clusters of sound that offer laudes (praises).