Required Resources: SATB choir, organ, trumpet
We have here a very creative and unusual hymn setting — one in which the full tune is not heard until the final verse!
Prior to that, various fragments of the melody find their way into the voice parts, the trumpet and the organ.
The first three verses begin piano, but have ample notations bringing the dynamic from mezzo forte through forte.
Following a modulation from D Major to E-flat Major, Verse 4 begins strongly and moves to a fortissimo conclusion.
The vocal parts are carefully written and easy to learn.
The trumpet part is well within the capabilities of a high school player.
Four verses were chosen from the original seven in the William Draper translation:
- 1. All creatures of our God and King …
- 3. Thou flowing water, pure and clear …
- 4. Dear mother earth, who day by day …
- 7. Let all things their Creator bless …
Robert Benson's setting is an ingenious chorale fantasia, a refreshing and exciting change from the standard hymn arrangement!
for director, choir and organist
Order #: 4212-s
Order #: 4212-p
- Hymns & Carols
- Ordinary Time
- SATB Choir