Pamela Dellal, mezzo soprano


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Motet Notes

James Primosch: "One Thing I Know"

Today we offer a motet by our friend James Primosch. He is on the faculty at Penn and we have now performed five of his motets. Today's piece is a setting of a melancholy poem full of yearning by Anne Porter. Mr. Primosch's rich harmonic language is perfectly suited to the sweet sadness of this poem and the ecstasy of the passage about Jerusalem is a perfect climax to this touching and beautiful work.

©John Harbison