Category:  Choir / Vocal , Organ / Sacred Music , Symphonic / Orchestral

Duration: 15:00

Publisher of notes/sheet music: Schott Musik International , 1999

Instrumentation: Soprano, baritone, choir, organ, orchestra: picc, 3 fl., 3 ob., E hr., 3 clar.,, 3 bs.,, 8 hr., 4 trp., 2 tro, 2 b. tro, 3 tuba, kettledrums, 4 percussionists, piano, harp, string orchestra (16-14-12-10-8)

Text/Lyrics by: lat.

Introduction: DONA NOBIS PACEM is a 16-minute composition, identical to the finale of Enjott Schneider's 1st symphony 'LIED AN DAS LEBEN'. One of a kind in the history of music: Jewish and Christian melodies are contrapuntally linked with each other as a gesture of peace. After a symphonic interlude, the Jewish 'Kol Nidrei' is recited by the baritone and then by the choir. Above the Gregorian 'Da pacem' - gradually becoming more ecstatic - the solo soprano sings the 'Kol Nidrei' at a dizzying height culminating in a hymnal, motoric 'Sanctus'.

Dedication: .... dedicated to Ingeborg Schneider

Additional remarks: The work was performed as finale of 'Bell Symphony: Song to life' on the 21.8.1999 at the Cathedral festival in Erfurt, conducted by general music director Wolfgang Rögner.