Overtone Choir Spektrum (Prague, Czech Republic) Jan Stanek, conductor

One of Stuart Hinds’s most widely performed pieces for chorus with overtone singing, Pacem is a moving setting, in Latin, of three lines from the Catholic liturgy:
______I leave you peace.
______My peace I give you.
______Peace be with you always.

A flowing, chant-like melody is passed among all sections, as other sections sustain drones with overtones, at times improvised and at other times carefully prescribed. The result is a brief but moving hymn to peace.


View Hinds introductory video on teaching overtone singing to choirs.

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