Benedictus (from Missa Sancti Hieronymi, MH 254)
Choir Sacred (SATB choir)
Composed by Michael Haydn (1737-1806). Edited by and arr. Patrick M. Liebergen. Choral Octavo; Masterworks. Alfred Choral Designs. Classical; Masterwork Arrangement; Sacred. 12 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.43612).
Item Number: AP.43612
Composed by Johann Michael Haydn (younger brother of composer Joseph Haydn), this classical work features brilliant melismatic lines and a well-crafted piano reduction of the original orchestral score. An opening triadic motive in the sopranos is repeated and developed through the lower voices in imitative fashion, before coming to a homophonic section, then a stately close.
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