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.
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
et nos cedamus
eht naws cheh-DAH-moos ah – MAW – ree
TRANSLATION: Love conquers all, therefore let us surrender to love.