African Sanctus, by David Fanshawe for chorus, ensemble and solo soprano.
David Fanshawe is a composer, explorer, ethnomusicologist, sound recordist, photographer and author.
The African Sanctus is a universal work conveying a simple message of praise. Fanshawe has harmonised this unorthodox setting of the Latin Mass with traditional African music recorded by him on his trips up the Nile between 1969 and 1973. Taped music is heard in couterpoint with the live chorus, solo soprano and instruments. It concludes with Dona Nobis Pacem described as a hymn for world peace.
Vocal Score. 107 pages.