Required Resources: organ, C-instrument
A very creative and enjoyable work, The Beatitudes is a set of eight miniatures for flute (or oboe) and organ.
Stephen McManus of County Down, Northern Ireland, has taken each of the Beatitudes found in Matthew's Gospel as inspiration for a short meditation.
Each miniature, two to four score pages in length, is written in a different musical style.
The Beatitudes is fresh, new instrumental music with a definite liturgical connection.
It is ideal for All Saints Day, when Matthew's account of the Beatitudes forms the Gospel reading.
Usable as a group for a long prelude or as part of a religious concert, each Beatitude may also be played separately, providing appropriate music for Offertories and Communions during the year.
Order #: 6018-s
Order #: 6018-p
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