• Duration: 5 minutes
  • Chorus: SSAATTBarB
  • Instrumentation: Alto Saxophone
  • Published: Novello & Co

  • Duration: 5 minutes
  • Soloist(s): Soprano
  • Chorus: SATB
  • Instrumentation: Piano/Organ OR String Orchestra OR Full Orchestra
  • Published: Novello & Co

  • Duration: 5 minutes
  • Instrumentation: Piano
  • Published: Novello & Co

  • Duration: 5 minutes
  • Instrumentation: Full Orchestra
  • Published: Novello & Co

The original version for solo soprano and SATB choir appeared on Patrick’s debut album Blue in Blue.  It was subsequently recorded by Hayley Westenra for her Number-One-selling album Odyssey and, in 2014, Patrick was approached by the amazing Voces8 choir to produce a version for them which featured on their Number-One-selling album Eventide.

The words express a heartfelt longing for the joys of heaven – a happiness to be shared in a future moment of meeting.  The ecstasy of this moment is certainly underlined by the soprano solo, with the repetition of key words ‘mane’, ‘gaudia’ and ‘conventus’ deepening the intensity of the yearning for bliss.

Other versions for solo piano or orchestra are also available.



Buy Vocal Score (SSAATTBarB & Alto Saxophone):
           

Buy Alto Saxophone Part:
           



Buy Vocal Score (Soprano, SATB & Piano/Organ):
      

Orchestral parts available on hire Email: hire@musicsales.co.uk Tel: +44 (0)1284 596 004



Buy Vocal Score (Soprano, SSAA & Piano/Organ):
           

Orchestral parts available on hire Email: hire@musicsales.co.uk Tel: +44 (0)1284 596 004



Buy Solo Piano Sheet Music:
          


O anima mea
Mane!
O quanta qualia
Conventus gaudia
Erunt. 

O my soul
Wait!
O how great and how wonderful
the joys of meeting
will be.

Words: Andrew Hawes (1954 –   )