Dona Nobis Pacem • SSA, Piano, & Cello

ONA NOBIS PACEM was commissioned by the Eastern Division of the American Choral Director’s Association. It was premiered on February 13, 2016 at Boston’s historic Jordan Hall.

Composed for the Elementary Honor Choir, its premiere is conducted by Fernando Malvar-Ruiz. It is scored for SSA Choir, piano and optional cello.

The refrain is in Latin and English: “Dona nobis pacem. Grant us Peace.” The verses are comprised of quotes by St. Francis, Mahatma Gandhi, and Martin Luther King Jr.:

  • Make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred let me sow love. It is in giving that we receive and in forgiving we are set free. ~ St. Francis
  • Nonviolence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  • Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice is a threat to justice everywhere. everywhere. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice is a threat to justice everywhere. Love is the only force only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

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