Choir Sacred (SATB choir)
Composed by Charlotte Elliot, music by Edvard Grieg (Peer Gynt Suite). Choral (Sacred); Choral Octavo; Worship Resources. H. W. Gray. Sacred. 12 pages. Published by Jubilate Music Group (AP.34889).
Item Number: AP.34889
Transcr. and arr. Sheldon Curry. John 6:37, John 1:29.
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.