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Nearer My God to Thee

By Sarah F. Adams

Choral (SATB choir a cappella)
Composed by Sarah F. Adams and Lowell Mason (1792-1872). Arranged by Thomas Slawson. Mark Foster. Lent. Octavo. 8 pages. Shawnee Press #MF2176. Published by Shawnee Press (HL.35014967).

Item Number: HL.35014967

6.75x10.5 inches. French.

Pure, pristine harmonies reflect the simple desires of this prayer. Yet as the yearnings intensify with each verse, so do the textures and tone colors of this wonderful a cappella arrangement. The third verse, in particular, has some fabulous dissonances and rhythmic effects. “Nearer, My God, to Thee” is lovely and very moving.

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  • October 18, 2010 Breathtaking....

    This arrangement is genius. I would highly recommend this version of a beautiful traditional Lowell Mason hymn to any top choir. Setting needs a soprano section with the ability to nuance phrasing as the intervals are a bit challenging but makes for an explosive effect. Innovative look at a classic...

    song. Teached dynamics in a wonderful way.

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