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justinmerritt nativity for choir


“… the highlight of the year came Nov. 9 with Justin Merritt's Five Preludes for piano…” -Peter Schimpf, Bloomington Independent

Nativity Immensity, cloistered in thy dear womb, Now leaves his well-beloved imprisonment, There he hath made himself to his intent Weak enough, now into our world to come; But Oh, for thee, for him, hath th' inn no room? Yet lay him in this stall, and from the Orient, Stars, and wise men will travel to prevent Th' effect of Herod's jealous general doom; See'st thou, my Soul, with thy faith's eyes, how he Which fills all place, yet none holds him, doth lie? Was not his pity towards thee wondrous high, That would have need to be pitied by thee? Kiss him, and with him into Egypt go, With his kind mother, who partakes thy woe. -John Donne

justinmerritt

“Several times I wrote "Wow!" next to a work being played...” -Peter Jacobi, Herald Times

In 2000 composer Justin Merritt (bn. 1975) was the youngest-ever winner of the ASCAP Foundation/Rudolph Nissim Award for Janus Mask. He is also the winner of a host of other awards including the 2008-09 Copland Award, the 2008 Minnesota Orchestra “…demands Composer Institute Prize for River of Blood, and the 2006 an audience's Polyphonos Prize attention… Merritt's He received his Bachelors from Trinity University and piece was the his Masters and Doctorate from Indiana University.  He standout.” studied composition with Samuel Adler, Sven-David -Rob Sandström, Claude Baker, Timothy Kramer, Don Freund, Hubbard, and electronic and computer music with Jeffrey Hass. Pioneer Press He is currently Assistant Professor of Composition at St. Olaf College. He resides in Northfield, Minnesota with his wife Yuedong and their children Cullen Fang Ouxiang and Molly Fang Qinghe.

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choral orchestral

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solo

! ! ! ! ! !

Standard Deviation!.............................................................................................violin Bar for Hans Sachs!.................................................................................................flute Veloce!.......................................................................................................violin & piano Coupling!................................................................................................................organ Drum Break!...................................................................................................percussion

chamber

! ! ! !

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A Gauze of Misted Silver!..........................................................string quartet & harp Ravening!..................................................................................................string quartet Invocation!....................................................................................................8 solo brass The Day Florestan Murdered Magister Raro!............clarinet, violin, cello, & piano Trio!.................................................................................................violin, cello, & piano

piano

!

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vocal

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Nativity Sample  

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