Use: Lent, Holy Week
Required Resources: 2-part choir, organ
O My People is an easy anthem for two-part mixed choir and organ.
It's written in the form of a two-part canon at the octave, by a master of canonic writing, Dr. Colin Brumby.
The text is taken from The Reproaches which are traditionally chanted during the Veneration of the Cross on Good Friday.
Dr. Brumby has adapted the antiphon and first versicle of the traditional text: "O my people, what have I done to you? Or in what have I offended you? Testify against me. Because I led you out of the land of Egypt, you have prepared a cross for your Saviour."
Born in Melbourne in 1933, Colin Brumby graduated from the Melbourne University Conservatorium of Music in 1957, and studied advanced musical composition in Spain, London and Rome.
He was awarded one of the first Advance Australian Awards in 1981 for his services to music.
He retired in 1998 from a position as Associate Professor in the School of Music at the University of Queensland.
Order #: 5140
- Choral Music
- 2-pt Choir