V61 Choir score
Caroline Charrière (1960-2018)
Born 1960 in Fribourg (Switzerland), Caroline Charrière has accomplished flute studies at the Lausanne Conservatory (with Pierre Wavre) and completed them with Aurèle Nicolet and at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester (GB). During the same time, she studied orchestration and composition with the Swiss composer Jean Balissat and conducting (Lausanne Conservatory, Hervé Klopfenstein)....
About Agnus Dei
It is a prayer, an appeal for the peace of souls
Agnus Dei was written during the period of war time in the former Yugoslavia, and I was shaken by the terrible destiny of women and children who became the spoils of war. I wanted to react in my way by composing an Agnus Dei in memory of these sacrificed lives, utilizing several latin texts from the liturgy. It is a prayer, an appeal for the peace of souls. Caroline Charrière, Fribourg, Switzerland, September 1993.
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