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SATB choir, Organ - Medium/Difficult
Composed by Gerre Hancock (1934-). Cathedral. Choral, General. Choral octavo. Published by Paraclete Press (PL.0918).

Item Number: PL.0918

* bold opening depicting mans' view of "greatness" in sharp contrast to the second half illuminating scripture's explanation of "greatness" * organ part has unique character which often works in contrast to the choir

This text is from Mark's Gospel, "Whoever would be great among you," and is treated with a broad sweep. Initial slow-moving voices are punctuated by big organ chords and, later, with unison and contrary-motion duplets that underpin but don't interfere with the voices. A grand setting with a surprising pianissimo ending. - "The American Organist" September 2009.

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