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The Altar

By Hal H. Hopson

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SATB divisi (a cappella) or SSATTB choir (a cappella) - Intermediate
Composed by Hal H. Hopson. Building Dedication, Confirmation, 21st Century, Praise/Thanksgiving, Commitment/Discipleship. Octavo. Published by MorningStar Music Publishers (MN.50-3069).

Item Number: MN.50-3069

Text: George Herbert.

This text by Welsh metaphysical poet George Herbert was a "shape poem", meaning that in its original printed form in The Temple (1633) it appeared in the actual shape of an altar. The text is a beautiful comparison of the altar to the human heart, set with great care by Hal Hopson to music that is sonorous and satisfying.

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