From The American Organist, November 2017
Life and Light, Maxine Thevenot
SATB a cappella, Paraclete Press, PPM01653, $1.20
Maxine Thevenot (Cathedral of St. John, Albuquerque, New Mexico)
creates in this mystical setting of John 1: 4-5 a unique soundscape with
spare and harmonious gestures. Sopranos and altos echo each other while
tenors sing the melody, the basses supporting them in three-part divisi.
Written with two inner repeats, the motet could be sung for as log as one
chooses before continuing to the ravishing coda, making this very useful
for contemplative worship. Recommended for choirs with very good
intonation and confidence.