Composition

The fourth movement in the Divine Office, Terce, is for me, programmatic of getting to work.  I work at a Monastery and I know that I was thinking specifically of working the earth.  While my Monastery does not necessarily incorporate an aspect of gardening, as in they do not produce any grown goods such as bread or beer, there is a work to the Passionists that seems to derive from either what the community needs or some form of spiritual direction found in the retreats.

Since the first two movements (here and here) were written first for an evening and the third movement is programmatic of the beginning of the day, this movement is getting work done.  That being said, a trio seemed most appropriate to getting to work.  Besides the finale, this is the second most challenging movement. As far as I know, Jacob Temple premiered this movement first.

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