Since 2015, I have formed a special connection with Endicott College in Massachusetts, USA. I have formed a close friendship and professional collaboration with its chairperson of the performing arts department, Rebecca Kenneally.
In the years 2017-2018, we travelled with our choir groups to visit each other. Oscars Youth Choir visited the college and experienced homecoming activities, concerts and college life. The following march the Endicott students visited Stockholm for a joint concert of Carl Orff´s ”Carmina Burana” and an evensong in Uppsala cathedral.
This piece is written for that occasion and it celebrates our connection by combining the traditional scandinavian spiritual with contemporary american choral craftsmanship. It lands somwhere in the middle of the ocean with the tradition of the anglican cathedral music.
The Mag-nunc is published by Germans musikförlag, Stockholm.
The preces and responses are published separately in one English and one Swedish edition.