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Asperges Me

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Tyler Stampe

Tyler Stampe


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General Info

Year: 2017
Duration: c. 5:20
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Choral
Publisher: Unknown
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


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Errata

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Program Notes

About his piece, the composer writes:

My setting of the liturgical text Asperges Me was influenced by my experiences as a member of the Hodgson Singers at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music. During the spring of 2014, we traveled to the Czech Republic and Austria, and performed in several large cathedrals before entering the Ave Verum Corpus Choral Competition in Baden bei Vienna. The transformative experience led me to compose Asperges Me, Domine for eight-part choir. The choral work, which was dedicated to the Hodgson Singers, was entered into the Busan Choral Festival and Competition in Busan, South Korea, in 2015 and was awarded first prize in the composition competition. After hearing the work, fellow Hodgson graduate student Matthew Sadowski asked if I would arrange the work for wind ensemble.

The work itself is inspired by the Latin text Asperges Me, Domine and Renaissance composers such as Josquin de Prez and Tomás Luis de Victoria, whose sacred music comes to life when performed in large, cavernous venues.

Originally used as an antiphon, I decided to set this text as a motet. The first section invokes the cleansing ritual of sprinkling water onto a congregation using the leaves of a hyssop plant. The second section introduces the antiphonal response of the congregation, asking for pity and forgiveness. A dramatic interpretation of the doxology follows before the introduction material returns at the end, signifying completion of the cleansing ritual and newfound peace in the world.

- Program Note from University of Georgia Hodgson Wind Symphony concert program, 25 October 2017


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Performances

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  • University of Georgia (Athens) Hodgson Wind Symphony (Matthew Sadowski, conductor) – 25 October 2017 *Premiere Performance*


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