…and probably for the next 4 years:  the 3rd movement of Francis Poulenc’s Gloria, “Domine Deus, Rex caelestis.”

A heartfelt plea to God, our Lord, King, and Father: Domine Deus, Rex caelestis, Deus Pater omnipotens. A cry to God in a time of suffering, full of mourning and penitence, but not without hope and trust.  In my opinion, one of the most beautiful pieces of modern sacred music ever written.

The pictures are beautiful and very fitting, as well.

I had the honor of performing Poulenc’s Gloria at the Meyerson Symphony Hall, as part of one of SMU’s choirs.  It was a transcendent experience!