Scored for: SATB (with divisions) & piano
Duration: 3.5 minutes
Other Info: Scored for SATB and piano, Locus Iste 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 is therefore due to be recorded alongside Bruckner’s setting on Sonoro’s upcoming release.
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,
This place was made by God,
A priceless sacrament;
It is without reproach.
A recording of this work by Sonoro on their new album 'Choral Inspirations' will be available later in 2019 on the Sonoro Inspirations disc
This work is published by Oxford University Press