Use: General, Lent, Holy Week
Required Resources: SATB choir, organ
The text of this motet is Philippians 2:5-11, with a Doxology and Amen added at the end.
This is often the New Testament Canticle at Evening Prayer, making the use of this setting a wonderful way for the choir to be directly involved in Vespers.
However, The Song of Christ's Glory is also well-suited for use during Lent and Holy Week, when this text also occurs.
The superb choral writing, which is accompanied by an easy organ part, begins with at a gentle mezzo-piano and builds up to a rousing fortissimo.
Many phrases begin with unison voices and the ranges are quite moderate.
All these attributes make this piece both an ideal "large" anthem for a small choir, and a perfect combined anthem for a choral festival!
Order #: 5049
- Choral Music
- Ordinary Time
- SATB Choir