We Adore You, O Christ
This is a setting of a text from the Orthodox Good Friday service that can also be used during Holy Week. The piece enters around a pedalpoint that moves between male and female voices and supports the modal melody that carries the text. Mr. Proulx also uses grace notes in the vocal part to highlight key words. Most of the piece is in unison or in octaves, creating a stark spirit entirely appropriate to the text. Both parish and cathedral choirs will find this piece a beautiful addition to their repertoire for Holy Week.