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.
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.