for mixed voices (SATB div) & optional cello
Text: English (Hebrews 13:2)
Duration: c3 minutes
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Do not neglect is a stand-alone movement from Kim André Arnesen’s large-scale work, The Stranger, which uses a thought-provoking text from chapter 13 of the Epistle to the Hebrews: ‘Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it.’. The text is short, but really worth reflecting on what it means to us, and it is this internal reflection that is portrayed in this beautiful, solemn and largely homophonic setting. This setting is written for choir and cello, one of the composer’s favourite combinations, but it may also be performed a cappella. The extracted cello part is included in the vocal score.
Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it.
Hebrews 13:2 (NRSV)
Kim André Arnesen
Arnesen is one of the most frequently performed composers from Norway today. He grew up in Trondheim where he was a chorister in Nidaros Cathedral, later being educated at the Music Conservatory in Trondheim. With an interest in baroque music, contemporary classical music, and popular music, Kim could have taken many roads, but choral music became his greatest passion. His works have been performed in more than 30 countries around the world. His albums Magnificat (2014) and Infinity (2018) received excellent reviews and reached the top of the iTunes classical charts. He continues to enjoy a busy international schedule of commissions as well as guest appearances at festivals and other choral events. Arnesen has been a house composer at Boosey & Hawkes since 2017.