As I Am by Charlotte Elliot, music by Edvard Grieg (Peer Gynt Suite). Choir Sacred. SATB choir. Choral (Sacred); Choral Octavo; Worship Resources. H.W. Gray. Sacred. 12 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.34889).
From his Peer Gynt Suite, Edvard Grieg's haunting No 1, Op 46 (Aase's Death) is one of the Norwegian composer's best known melodies. Charlotte Elliot's "Just As I Am" hymn text is a classic. Sheldon Curry combines the two and provides vivid depth to both. The dramatic musical setting of Elliot's text offers a fresh perspective on words that too often become "automatic"; here they come to life in a emotionally charged new way. Perfect for general use, Lent and Holy Week. The optional keyboard accompaniment allows the piece to be performed a capella.