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Pondering how to do good in the face of so much bad, featuring premieres by Clare Maclean (who writes some of the world’s finest choral music from her base in Sydney’s western suburbs) and Cathy Milliken (Adelaide Symphony Orchestra's composer-in-association). Framed by 16th century motets are works by Bang on a Can’s David Lang, Ned Rorem’s exquisite Mercy and Truth and Bruckner’s deeply moving Os Justi. Oh, and Delalande’s Grand Motet for the court of Louis XIV to a text later engraved on US guns.



Clare Maclean (b.1958), psalm 11 (world premiere)

Cathy Milliken (b. Brisbane), psalm 12 (world premiere)

Anton Bruckner (1824–1896), psalm 37, Os justi

Pascal de l’Estocart (c. 1538–1587), psalm 49, Omnes gentes

Thomas Crequillon (c. 1505–c. 1557), psalm 52, Quid gloriaris in malicia

Gottfried August Homilius (1714–1785), psalm 73, Dennoch bleib ich stets an dir

Nicolas Gombert (c. 1495–c. 1560), psalm 75, Confitebimur tibi

Plainchant, psalm 112, Beatus vir qui timet Dominum

Ned Rorem (b. 1923), psalm 85, Mercy and truth are met

David Lang (b. 1957), psalm 101, If I sing (Australian premiere)

Michel-Richard Delalande (1657–1726), psalm 144, Benedictus Dominus Deus meus

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