Verbum Caro Factum Est
Composer: Henrique Coe
Concert: Oct 16, 2018 (Student Composers Concert)
Walter Hall (University of Toronto)
Sopranos: Mélissa Danis and Rosemonde Desjardins
Altos: Martina Myskohlid and Courtney Waldie
Tenors: Kevin Mulligan and Benjamin Gabbay
Basses: John Krutschke and Benjamin Loyst
Nicholas Wanstall, organ
Henrique Coe, conductor
The piece is one of the choral pieces from the Symphony “The Saviour”, which was mainly composed in 2014. The choral pieces of the symphony can be sung as independent pieces. The texts were extracted from the 1961 Liber Usualis, following the liturgical instructions, and from the Vulgata.
The world premiere of “Verbum Caro Factum Est” took place on October 16, 2018 at the University of Toronto.
The text of “Verbum Caro Factum Est” is taken from the Vulgata.
Verbum caro factum est,
et habitavit in nobis:
et vidimus gloriam ejus,
gloriam quasi Unigeniti a Patre,
plenum gratiae et veritatis.
The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us.
And we beheld His glory, the glory as of the Only-begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.