A Hymn to God the Father (Anthem for TTBB & organ)
Price includes permission to make multiple copies for your choir
I studied John Donne’s "A Hymn to God the Father" for O level English and have since then loved Donne’s poetry. As a first year choral scholar, Lennox Berkley’s setting of Donne’s "Thou Hast Made Me" stood out as one of the few 20th century anthems I "got" and this stands as the inspiration for my setting of "A Hymn to God the Father". I started the setting as long ago as 1997 and, as happens sometimes with no possibility of a performance in sight, the handwritten score is not completed and eventually gets lost, only to resurface 15 years later. On a wet, miserable July afternoon in Edinburgh in 2012 I finally got round to completing the score. I’ll admit that I am not 100% happy with the ponderous organ part moving so often in parallel minims but it sort of fits the mood of trudging through life with this burden of sin that Donne makes so explicit in his text. Anyhow, hopefully it will be performed one day…
Buy this score now!
You have already purchased this score. To download and print the PDF file of this score, click the 'Print' button below.
The purchases page in your account also shows your items available to print.
This score is free!
Which method of viewing music should I use?
You do not need to install any additional software to use seView.
In order to submit this score to ScoreExchange.com Steven Griffin has declared that they own the copyright to this work in its entirety or that they have been granted permission from the copyright holder to use their work. If you believe that this score should be not available here because it infringes your or someone elses copyright, please report this score using the copyright abuse form.