Tenebrae factae sunt


Work details

TitleTenebrae factae sunt
ForcesUnaccompanied SATB choir with soprano and baritone solos
DifficultyAdvanced
Duration5’00”
TextTenebrae Responsories
PublisherUniversal Edition

Taken from the Tenebrae Responsories (responsories used for Matins on Good Friday), Tenebrae factae sunt is a particularly poignant text concerning the crucifixion of Jesus and the world’s being cloaked in darkness.

Quinlan’s setting uses carefully-crafted textures that gradually spread across the choir in order to create a sense of stillness and reflection on the darkest of evenings.