I. "Jesu dulcis memoria ..." 0:00
II. "Jesu, spes paenitentibus ..." 2:51
III. "Sis, Jesu, nostrum gaudium ..." 5:12
First of a pair of sacred vocal works, originally composed in 2016 and revised in 2020. A setting of verses 1, 3, and 5 of the text "Jesu, dulcis memoria", the authorship of which hagiographers typically assign to Saint Bernard of Clairvaux. The first section, setting the first verse of the text, opens with a warmly, richly voiced sequence for four violoncelli, leading into a tranquil arioso for alto with accompaniment by the violoncelli. The second verse begins with a searching fugue on the harmonium; violoncelli soloists double the alto's lyrical line, building in tension to a luminous denouement. The final section brings together alto, harmonium, and violoncello quartet, employing the chorale tune "Laß, o Herr, dein Ohr sich neigen" as its basis. Note the unusual tonal scheme juxtaposing very distantly related tonal centers -- the first movement ending on a G♯ major triad, the second on an A major triad, the third on a G major triad -- approximating in musical terms a Cross.
You will find below a reproduction of the Latin text which I have set:
 Jesu dulcis memoria
dans vera cordis gaudia:
sed super mel et omnia
ejus dulcis praesentia.
 Jesu, spes paenitentibus,
quam pius es petentibus!
quam bonus te quaerentibus!
sed quid invenientibus?
 Sis, Jesu, nostrum gaudium,
qui es futurus praemium:
sit nostra in te gloria,
per cuncta semper saecula.
 Jesus, the very thought of Thee
With sweetness fills the breast!
Yet sweeter far Thy face to see
And in Thy Presence rest.
 O hope of every contrite heart!
O joy of all the meek!
To those who fall, how kind Thou art!
How good to those who seek!
 Jesus! our only hope be Thou,
As Thou our prize shalt be;
In Thee be all our glory now,
And through eternity. Amen.
Feel free to peruse through the full engraved "conductor's score":
The painting in the video is "The Repentant Magdalen" by El Greco.