Feb 172016
 

Cantabile presents Ralph Vaughan Williams’ 1936 cantata Dona Nobis Pacem for chorus and orchestra. Written between the two World Wars, with texts from three poems by Walt Whitman, the Bible, and the Catholic Mass, Dona Nobis Pacem is a powerful and moving plea for peace.

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‘The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former…and in this place will I give peace.’

— Haggai II. 9