A setting of words taken from the Antiphon for the second Vespers for the feast of the Assumption. Commissioned by ORA for Suzi Digby and the ORA Singers, for a CD recording in August 2017. The live première was given by the ORA Singers under Suzi Digby at Cheltenham College on February 23rd 2018.
This motet for the Assumption is a quick and lively piece in modified rondo form which should sound light and witty. The rondo refrain cycles through the eight steps of the music’s home mode, the scoring varying each time. The ninth version acts as a brief recapitulation.
Benedicta filia tua domino,
quia per te fructum vitae communicavimus.
May your daughter be blessed by the Lord,
because through her we have received the fruit of life