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SATB chorus, with divisi
Duration: 8½ minutes
The present work falls into a clear pattern: ABCB′A′ + Amen (where A comprises measures 1–21, B 22–71, C 72–112, B′ 113–162, A′ 163–183, and the Amen, 184–208). Choirs without the resources for SSAA and TTBB divisi may omit the A/A′ portions, taking m. 22 as the start and leaping from the cadence at m. 165 to the Amen at m. 188. The resulting version retains its coherence even if it lacks the contemplative framework provided by the A/A′ portions that anticipate and echo Saint Catherine’s prayer—a prayer set in its entirety as the heart of the work (BCB′). Alternatively, the A/A′ portions may be sung by four male and four female soloists.