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Three Celtic Prayers - II. Patrick's Evening Hymn

By J. William Greene

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SAB choir, Organ or Piano - Easy/Medium
Composed by J. William Greene. Parish. Choral, Evensong, General. Choral octavo. Published by Paraclete Press (PL.0004).

Item Number: PL.0004

These delightful anthems come at a time of great interest in Celtic music and literature. Dr. Greene has composed characterful and colorful music for each of these poems that will be a joy to learn. The Tree of Life is set quite reflectively with a flute obbligato that captures the elegiac text. Patrick s Evening Hymn has long phrase lines and a chant-like flow between the organ and voices. Caedmon s Hymn is set as a lively vigorous dance that emphasizes the strength of this text. The keyboard parts are discreet and supportive throughout and the voice ranges are quite moderate in scope. These short anthems are winning additions to the SAB repertory.

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