Augustine and the Seashell


by Frederick Frahm. A chamber work for organ and strings (violin, viola, and cello) inspired by the frescoes of St. Augustine in the Sant’Agostino Church, San Gimignano, Italy. The paintings depict St. Augustine at a time when he was pondering the nature of the Holy Trinity. The music if full of ‘three’ type references (sectionally, metrically, etc.). A compelling piece in one movement with duration running about 7 minutes. Full score and parts are included with purchase.

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