The first two Songs of Isaiah are a capella. This one adds the organ with heraldic flourishes for the Great Organ’s Trompette en Chamade. The phrase lengths in this canticle are Brahmsian in their sweep & length. He brings back themes from the first two Songs to excellent effect, and the B-major ending is one of his most thrilling.
D No: 317
Text - Author or Scripture: BCP Canticle 11
Performing Forces: SATB org
Date Published: FL 82
Date of Composition: 1982
Dedication: for Alec Wyton and in honor of the American Guild of Organists
Notes: The third of the Three Songs of Isaiah composed for the choir of St. Thomas Church, New York City, to sing for the 1982 American Guild of Organists convention opening service in the cathedral.
Audio is from Pro Organo 7039, An American Festival of Lessons, Memphis Boy Choir and Memphis Chamber Choir, John Ayer, director, David Kienzle, organ.
Licensed courtesy of Zarex Corporation, www.ProOrgano.com.
Categorized as: 300 Canticles & Liturgies Published Works
Tagged as: anthem, canticle, organ, SATB