For 16 part mixed Choir a-cappella, 1993. Text from Liber Jesaiae, in Hebrew, Jes. 38, 10-20 (publisher: IMI 1994)
The work Uneginotai Nenagen – And We Shall Sing My Songs of Praise was composed to the text of Liber Jesaia, 38, 10-20, where King Hezekiah tells of a severe illness that was finally cured. He expresses thanks and praises the Lord for delivering him from his illness and saving his life. In the work by Galinne this text has been interpreted allegorically. An imaginary, modern individual is undergoing an inner journey – from despair and pessimism, to gradual optimism, until finally he praises life and its Creator.
In the first section, illness, fear and despair are associated with modernistic, strongly dissonant musical material. In the second part, which can be described as a transitory section, there is a confrontation between the harsh and dissonant elements on one hand and consonant harmony and melody on the other hand. In the third and last part the dissonances are finally resolved, and the music bursts out into a song of happiness and joy. The work ends with tonal music, still in 16 parts, but inspired by the choral music of J.S. Bach. Other main influences are "Midnight Vigil" by Mordecai Seter, "Drei Phantasien nach Friedrich Hölderlin" by György Ligeti and "… a riveder le stelle" by the Swedish composer Ingvar Lidholm.
The work was written for the Swedish Radio Choir and was recorded in 1995 by the Swedish Broadcasting Corporation P2, conducted by Pär Fridberg.