Florete Flores, Nicholas White

Florete Flores, Nicholas White
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Product ID : SY914
Weight: 0.06 lbs
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Florete Flores, Nicholas White

4 pages, 8.5" x 11"

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Florete Flores
(“Send forth flowers as the lily”) is Nicholas White’s musical setting of Ecclesiasticus 39:19-21. Florete Flores quotes from the plainsong melody at the opening of the piece, in a dialogue between the two soprano parts, and uses an ostinato figure in the underneath parts to support the meandering melody.

Quickly conjuring a sense of mystery, this short motet proceeds with challenging melodic material for the upper voices, supported by hauntingly repetitive harmonies from the altos, tenors and basses. An effective communion motet for any occasion.


The text, from Ecclesiasticus xxxix, 19, is used as the Communion Antiphon for the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary: Florete flores quasi lilium, et date odorem, et frondete in gratiam, et collaudate canticum, et benedicite Dominum in operibus suis. “Send forth flowers, as the lily, and yield a smell, and bring forth leaves in grace, and praise with canticles, and bless the Lord in His works.”


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