SSAA choir unaccompanied - Late Intermediate
Composed by Steven Sametz (1954-). 21st Century, Devotion, Love. Octavo. Duration 2 minutes, 30 seconds. E.C. Schirmer Publishing #7350. Published by E.C. Schirmer Publishing (EC.7350).
Item Number: EC.7350
ISBN 600313473500. Spanish.
Set to the poetry of the 16th-century Spanish Carmelite priest, San Juan de la Cruz, this piece (and its companion, 7351) can read as secular love songs. Actually, however, they are religious allegory. "Luz y amor" ("Light and Love") appears to be about "a solitary bird," but contains five pieces of advice for those seeking a deeper relationship with God: always be aware of God's presence; strip away everything that is not God; be open and listen for the voice of the Holy One; let go of your own ambitions and attachments; and sing sweetly of the delight of Love. Duration: 2:30.