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When the Poor Ones

By David Cherwien

SATB choir, piano or guitar - Moderately Easy
Composed by David Cherwien. Catholic Year C Easter3; Catholic Year C Ordinary3; Year C Easter3; Year C Epiphany3; Year C Pentecost15;Year C Pentecost8; Catholic Year C Ordinary15. Easter, Epiphany, Advent, Healing, Trust/Guidance, Justice/Peace/Social Concerns. Octavo. Published by MorningStar Music Publishers (MN.50-5425).

Item Number: MN.50-5425

This simple melody based on the tune EL CAMINO is set for unison choir with or without congregation, and a four-part setting for the middle stanza. The final stanza has a beautiful descant for Sopranos and Altos which provides a gentle halo over the melody. The accompaniment is for either guitar, or very simple piano (guitar-like). The message in the text is powerful, proposing that we see God "when the poor ones are giving, when the thirsty share the cup, and when we reach out in love to the stranger."

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  • November 02, 2011 Spanish folk tune feel

    seemingly easy, catchy tune, has some difficult syncopations text is particularly well done

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