Benedictus by Brian Lewis. Choir Secular. 3-Part Mixed Choir (SAB). Choral Octavo. Choral Designs. Sacred. Choral Octavo. 8 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.23085).
For the discerning choir, a lovely setting of the Latin "Benedictus." A haunting melodic motive is underscored by a gently lilting piano accompaniment as your choir performs this highly expressive and sophisticated work. Each voice part sings in its most comfortable range as the hushed opening builds to a dramatic forte "Hosanna" in the middle of the piece, and then gradually fades as the opening statement returns. Top quality, contemporary choral writing. Translation and pronunciation guides are in the publication.
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The Alfred Choral Designs Series provides student and adult choirs with a variety of secular choral music that is useful, practical, educationally appropriate, and a pleasure to sing. To that end, the Choral Designs series features original works, folk song settings, spiritual arrangements, choral masterworks, and holiday selections suitable for use in concerts, festivals, and contests.