For Peaceis based on the prayer by
John Paul II (www.ajdiocese.org/documents/Prayers/Prayer_for_Peace.htm).
Today, in the turmoil of religious and cultural skirmishes, I feel that peace should be the primary aspect of every conscious person. Being an Orthodox Christian, I wrote this piece combining some traditions of modern orthodox music with some early catholic chants.
The stylistics of the work generally reflect some very influential streams of sacred music of the neighboring Ukrainian area. Some listeners might hear a bit of Igor Stravinsky, some would catch the echo of Arvo Part’s creations. My intention was to write this prayer in a more traditional style, rather than trying to be radically inventive. The main goal of this choral work is to spread the message of peace in a way easily perceived by everyone.
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Kateryna Henness is an American composer of the Ukrainian origin. Kateryna is a graduate of the National Academy of Music of Ukraine (PhD) where she was fortunate to study composition and orchestration under the guidance of the one of the most distinguished composers of the Ukraine – Professor Levko Kolodub. Currently Kateryna collaborates with different music ensembles and performers around the globe: Lira (Ukraine), Jurij Konrad (Ukraine), Pornic Septet (France), Slava Kazykin (France), Olena Nechay (Austria), Rita Mitsel (USA) , to name a few.
Iris Prayer for Peace