Bless the Lord
SATB choir choir
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). Arranged by Hal H. Hopson. Sacred, Classics, General Worship, Masterwork, Praise. Octavo. Published by Hope Publishing Company (HP.C5020).
Item Number: HP.C5020
In the same lineage of Hal Hopson's popular settings of J.S. Bach's "Air on the G Stream" (1997's "Lord, Have Mercy") and the subsequent "Arioso" ("Bless the Lord, My Soul"), here is one of the most beautiful melodies Beethoven wrote - "Adagio from Sonata Pathetique" (Opus 13) - adapted in an earnest choral style with tastefulness and passion. The use of organ in the accompaniment is an inspired twist, adding a freshness to the familiar tune, hitherto known as a piano work.