Tres Amores

  • Duration: 3 minutes
  • Chorus: Double SATB unaccompanied
  • Published: Novello & Co

Unlike the classical languages, English has a paucity of vocabulary when expressing love.  Tres Amores (three loves) takes three Latin nouns which can be translated into English as ‘love’.  The piece, which is set for double choir, has a deliberately trinitarian structure and the three sections rise in both pitch and intensity before relaxing into a peaceful final cadence.

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Caritas –
One love;
is strength
to give.

Delecta –
Two loves;
to sing
the heart’s

Concordia –
Three loves
to bind
the world
as one.

Tres Amores.

Words: Andrew Hawes (1954 –   )