• Peter Maxwell Davies
  • Invocation to Mercurius (1994)

  • Chester Music Ltd (World)
  • SATB
  • 4 min

Programme Note

Mercury as the spirit of transformation. This alchemical hymn is in the tritone-rich modal style of the composer's carols, the choral writing vigorous and fanfaring, in bursts of homophony and brief canons. Crotales streak mercurial glitter over the voices.