Canticum Canticorum Caritatis

Dedicated to Endrik Üksvärav & Collegium Musicale

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Erkki-Sven Tüür's Canticum Canticorum Caritatis ('Song of Songs') is a setting in Latin for choir SATB (with divisi) of the famous passage from St Paul's letter to the Corinthians, chapter 13 dealing with the nature of love ("Now faith, hope, love these three: but the greatest of these is love"). Tüür reflects that the ancient Greeks broadly divided love into four categories: agape, eros, philia and storge. When love is exhausted, we often think about eros. But at this moment there is a need to celebrate agape, unconditional love, and this piece was born from this consideration.

The World Premiere of Canticum Canticorum Caritatis was given on 8 August 2020 at the Kärdla Church, Kärdla, Hiiumaa (Estonia), by the vocal ensemble Collegium Musicale, conducted by Endrik Üksvärav. The work is dedicated to Endrik Üksvärav & Collegium Musicale.

This product is a high quality Edition Peters vocal score, for a capella choir SATB (with divisi).

Additional Information

Item Number: EP14550
Format: Sheet Music
Number of Pages: 20
Duration: 13 Mins
Publication Date: 22/01/2021
Barcode: 9790014137137
ISMN: 9790014137137
Format: 210 x 297 mm
Instrumentation: Mixed Voices

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