Recordare: Drop, drop slow tears from Eternal Light: A Requiem
by Howard Goodall
4-Part - Sheet Music

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Soprano voice solo, SATB choir, and piano - Intermediate

SKU: MN.56-0055

Composed by Howard Goodall. Lent, Triduum/Three Days, Tenebrae, 21st Century, Heaven, Lament/Grief/Sorrow. Duration 4 minutes, 4 seconds. MorningStar Music Publishers #56-0055. Published by MorningStar Music Publishers (MN.56-0055).

UPC: 688670220586. English.

Arranged for SATB choir, two keyboards, strings, and optional harp, with soprano, tenor (optional) and baritone soloists, this fresh and unorthodox interpretation reflects on the words of the Latin Mass by juxtaposing them with poems in English. For soprano solo and SATB choir, this movement begins with the choir on the English text by Phineas Fletcher (1633). A 32-measure soprano solo follows, which covers the majority of the English text. The soloist then begins the “Recordare,” a calm, descending melodic line with the choir singing the opening “Drop, drop” motif as accompaniment. The choir then concludes with the slow, descending lines “Jesu pie, Jesu pie.” Duration 4:04.