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Oleksandr Shchetynsky

Agnus Dei
for Orchestra

The horrific events of the Russian-Ukrainian war determined the dramatic emotional atmosphere of this work. Its main aspiration is an attempt to find a harmony around strata of indistinct and blurred sound spots. From time to time, the mostly atonal chromatic harmony and hyper-polyphonic cluster-like combinations of instrumental lines are transformed into a quasi-tonal mixture, like a ray of hope that unexpectedly breaks out in a whirl of threatening forces. Thus, the work metaphorically reflects the effect of the liturgical prayer Agnus Dei.

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