Memento Mori (2014)

for seven female singers (S. I, II, III, IV A. I, II, III) and two percussionists 

(8'00'')

First performance :  28 July 2014, Vézelay (France), Cité de la Voix, Ensemble Alkymia XIV, Mariana Delgadillo (conductor)

Commission : Ensemble Alkymia

 

 

Text excerpts from the "Ad Mortem Festinamus" -  Llibre Vermell de Montserrat (XIVth century) :

 

Ad Mortem Festinamus

 

Vita brevis breviter in brevi finietur
mors venit velociter quae neminem veretur
omnia mors perimit
et nulli miseretur

 

Vile cadaver eris, cur non peccare vereris
Vile cadaver eris, cur intumescere quearis
Vile cadaver eris, ut quid peccuniam quearis
Vile cadaver eris, quid vestes pomposas geris
Vile cadaver eris, ut quid honores quearis
Vile cadaver eris, cur non paenitens confiteris
Vile cadaver eris, contra proximum non leteris