nolite fascere dicunt enim
for 12 voices
Programme note

“… omnia ergo quæcumque dixerint vobis servate et facite secundum opera vero eorum, nolite facere dicunt enim et non faciunt.”

“… therefore, do whatever they teach you and follow it; but do not do as they do, for they do not practice what they teach.”

(Matthew 23 v.3)

The sung text of nolite fascere dicunt enim consists of an anglicised fragment from the title, broken down into its four component phonemes, namely

two plosives:
     k - as in sky, crack
     ʈ - as in tie, sty, cat

one nasal:
     n - as in nigh, snide, can

one vowel:
     ʌ - as in strut, mud, dull

3 sopranos
3 altos
3 tenors
3 basses