In the Christian tradition, the Lord’s Prayer is a cornerstone, serving as the basis for many other prayers. This setting of the original Koine Greek text is influenced by the reflective nature of the prayer and its message of forgiveness. The chant-like melody and diatonic, yet intricate, harmonic language highlight the profound simplicity of the text, drawing inspiration from the tradition of Byzantine Chant. May we never forget to be forgiving, grateful, and compassionate.
Premiere: October 22, 2017—Irvine, CA