Omnia Vincit Amor Michael John Trotta

Omnia Vincit Amor Michael John Trotta

Omnia Vincit Amor

This energetic original work for tenor-bass choirs is a testament that “Love conquers all, therefore let us surrender to love!” In Latin, with pronunciation guide and translation included, this festival work may be performed a cappella or with the optional piano accompaniment, presenting flexibility and educational opportunity for teaching blend and musicality.

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Intended as an accessible piece for beginning male singers, this work provides additional opportunities to focus on the following concepts:

FORM: the piece is divided into an ABA form and articulation and phrasing follow the form.

ARTICULATION: (A) – marcato, (B) – legato

PHRASING: 2 bar phrases (A), 4 bar phrases (B). suspensions in (A) and (B).

DIVISSI: Optional notes allow for 3 or 4 part divisi to meet the needs of the ensemble

DISSONANCE: M2 tuning in suspensions throughout the piece

DICTION: Offers an introduction to Latin on a secular text and opportunities to focus on pure vowels.

PRONUNCIATION: There are only five pure vowels in Latin: a = AH e = EH I=EE o = AW u = OO

All R’s should be flipped
Omnia vincit
AWM-nee-ah VEEN-cheet
et nos cedamus
eht naws cheh-DAH-moos ah – MAW – ree

TRANSLATION: Love conquers all, therefore let us surrender to love.

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