Performance Insights

Da Pacem Domine

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This is an easy work to learn, but sophisticated sounding in performance. Learn the first six measures and you have practically learned the piece. 

Melchior Franck is a genius in the way he presents those six  measures against each other.  First they are set in a round at the tonic, six beats apart.  Then the round is set at the tonic against the another round of the same six measures set at the dominant, six beats apart.  Next he sets the melody of six measures at the tonic against itself at the dominant, but this time only three beats apart.  It closes with a resounding homophonic ending. 

This is a work your singers will love.


Words and Music by Melchior Franck

Arranger: Tommie Pardue

Five-part Variable Voicing Acappella

Cambiata Press catalog #M979126



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When you click the title of the song below you will be able to access an engraved copy of the piece.  When the new page appears, if you haven't already downloaded the scorch plug-in, you will be asked to do so. This plug-in gives you access to all the scores on the Cambiata Press website.  After the music appears on your screen, there are TWO WAYS to view and hear it:

1.  Click the "play" icon and you will hear the piece played electronically, and as it plays, the cursor will lead your vision through the piece.  Read the text as you listen to the music.


2.  Click the "Hear Choir Audio" link (upper right hand corner) to hear a choral ensemble sing the piece.  Use the Sibelius "page" icon to move the pages of the engraved copy manually as you listen.  Do not click the "play" icon while the ensemble is singing or you will hear both renditions simultaneously.  .

Da Pacem Domine

This rendition is recorded by the

UCA Chamber Chorale

Don L. Collins, Director



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