Prières pour les temps de détresse - Chœur et piano
A work by Georges Delerue, not as well-known as his musics for the cinema, but a highly emotionnal piece.
Work for mixed choir, solo baritone and instrumental ensemble on a text taken from the Bible and the liturgy. It is a work of liturgical character with texts of great biblical tragedies, as well as songs and orations. War, deportation and genocide are exposed and answered through prayer.
This work in Latin is written in a simple and tonal musical language, so that it can be sung by large choral masses who will not find harmonic traps or rhythmic complexities.
Orchestral parts on hire.
3 parts in this cantata : The war (circa 7 minutes), The deportation (circa 9 minutes), The genocide (circa 6 minutes).