For the Fruit of all Creation
2 equal or mixed voices, assembly, keyboard - Easy
Composed by Alice Parker. Thanksgiving Day, OT 28 C. Music Education. Octavo. With Text language: English. 8 pages. Published by GIA Publications (GI.G-6264).
Item Number: GI.G-6264
Text by Fred Pratt Green.
Few composers other than Alice Parker seem to give such seminal attention to words before letting a melody (or single note) pop into their heads.
Fred Pratt Green's text serves as the seed of Alice's creation in this cheerful, flowing thanksgiving anthem for 2-part voices with a separate part for the assembly to chime in on "Thanks be to God" like "one-note Johnnys!"
Budding composers take note. Choir directors study this little piece and put it to the test! A separate 4-part hymn version is also included.