I composed Toi qui as entendu very recently, after discovering this wonderful poem by Odile Riondet at the yearly general assembly of ACCREL. Inspired by the Gospel of John, chapter 3, it is meant to be used for baptisms or for the second week of easter and is built around a single word: “Chante !” (“Sing!” in French).
This version, written for choir SATB and organ, is constantly moving, and the voices are responding to one another, highlighting the most meaningful words of the text. The harmony navigates from bright colors to a more intimate and meditative atmosphere, reflecting the inner joy that the text wants to express.
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