Margaret Rizza: Officium Divinum

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A collection of choral and organ pieces composed by Margaret Rizza, conducted by Eamonn Dougan, featuring Convivium Singers and organist David Price.

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About this release

The is an album of contemplative sacred choral music (with instruments) by the British composer, Margaret Rizza, includes music for the four periods of daily prayer: Morning, Midday, Evening and Night Prayer from the ‘Common Worship, Daily Prayer’. The scores are published by the Royal School of Church Music.

Composer’s Notes

The sixteen pieces on this CD are made up of four choral pieces with organ, two ‘a cappella’ pieces and ten choral pieces with organ and instrumental accompaniment.

Morning Prayer begins with The Night Has Passed. It expresses the dawn which awakens us, inviting us to pray in thanksgiving with one heart and mind. It becomes celebratory as we rejoice in the gift of another new day. Read more