Wesley, S.S., ’Who Can Express the Noble Acts of the Lord’. 4-pt anthem

Composer
Samuel Sebastian Wesley
Year of composition
1835
Year of arrangement
2011
Lyricist
Bible (Psalms 106, 86)
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
3 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Choir + keyboard
Instrumental parts
Not available
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A new anthem by SSW…. This is, of course, the delightful treble solo from the verse anthem of 1835, ’O Give Thanks’. I have added ATB parts so that it can be used as a short general anthem - a form that SSW isn’t exactly well-known for! As such, it usefully complements ’Wash me throughly,’ ’Thou wilt keep him’, and ’O Lord my God’.

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