A Thin Place - 3 prayers from the Carmina Gadelica (2002)
Written for and dedicated to Hans Leenders and his Studium Chorale from Maastricht (The Netherlands)
The texts come from a collection of prayers which Alexander Carmichael in 1832 was given permission for by local people living in remote areas in Scotland, to write down.
"There is a Celtic saying that heaven and earth are only three feet apart, but in the thin places that distance is even smaller. A thin place is where the veil that separates heaven and earth is lifted and one is able to receive a glimpse of something devine.
Première: 21 September, 2002 during the Festival Musica Sacra, in Maastricht.
Duration: approx. :10 '