Locus Iste


Scored for: SATB (with divisions) and piano
Level: Easy – Moderately Difficult
Duration: 3.5 minutes

Other info: Locus Iste, scored for SATB and piano, was commissioned by chamber choir Sonoro in 2018 as part of their 'Choral Inspirations' project. The project culminated in a recording of well known choral settings alongside newly commissioned works using the same texts, or based on similar themes. Will Todd’s setting of the famous Locus Iste text was recorded alongside Bruckner’s setting on Sonoro’s CD, Choral Inspirations.

Locus iste is an atmospheric setting of a well-known Latin text. With an ever-changing time signature, Todd's writing is gentle but effective; the mysterious piano accompaniment combined with the dissonant harmonies in the sustained voices create a soundscape that hints at an ethereal world.

Locus iste a Deo factus est,
Inestimabile sacramentum,
Irreprehensibilis est.

This place was made by God,
a priceless sacrament;
it is without reproach.

Additional information


ISBN: 9780193531833
Published by Oxford University Press

If you are interested in performing Locus Iste, the vocal score is also available for hire from Oxford University Press. Please contact them directly.

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