In Paradisum

Reading time: 1 min. Jay Schwartz

On 18 April Lorenzo Donati conducts the world première of Jay Schwartz’ new work In Paradisum at the church Santa Maria in Campitelli in Rome.


In Paradisum


The composer on his work:

My composition In paradisum for choir, 2 cellos, 2 double basses and organ, takes its reference and inspiration from the Gregorian chant of the same name. During my stay in Rome I was once again fascinated by the acoustics of the churches of this city, which had brought forth the Gregorian chants. I undertook small studies, made recordings of chants and liturgical acts in the churches of Rome, and experimented with the collected material on the computer in my studio.

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