Category : Schafer Scrolling Scores
Dec. 6, 2020 at 12:00 a.m. PST

"Alleluia" was written in early 1999 as a special gift for a friend. One day Schafer had a letter from Susan Frykberg, a composer he had known only slightly in Vancouver, telling him that she had decided to enter a nunnery. She had found God, and her revelation was so clear and touching that he sat down and wrote this piece for her, almost in one sitting. It was premiered by the Vancouver Chamber Choir in November of 2000.