Psalm and Alleluia
Choral, Flute (SAB)
Composed by Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706). Arranged by John Purifoy. Brookfield Choral Series. Sacred. 12 pages. Published by Brookfield Press (HL.8740489).
Item Number: HL.8740489
This anthem combines the familiar text from Psalm 136, “Oh, give thanks to the Lord for He is good,” with the well-known “Canon in D” by Johann Pachelbel. With the variations of the canon serving as accompaniment, the three independent voices interweave the psalm lyric with the alternating “alleluias” in counterpoint to the canon. The familiarity of the “Canon in D” combined with the vocal setting should heighten the effectiveness of this worship anthem. Available: SAB, 2-Part any combination.