By Margaret Rizza
Faber Edition: Choral Signature Series
SATB divisi, a cappella
O Sapientia is the first of seven 'O' antiphons said in the last week of Advent. The work is essentially an invocation for the teaching of Wisdom to enter our hearts, using words from the Book of Solomon. This setting by Margaret Rizza is arranged for unaccompanied SATB choir.
Margaret Rizza began composing in 1997, her contemplative choral music being widely acclaimed not only in the UK but also abroad. When commissioned by Harry Christophers to write the choral composition for The Sixteen in 2007, Margaret embraced a new idiom in writing, that of 'Classical Contemporary'.