CONCERTATO ON "ST. GERTRUDE"

Composer
SIR ARTHUR SEYMOUR SULLIVAN
Year of composition
2001
Lyricist
SABINE BARING-GOULD
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
6 minutes
Genre
Modern classical music
Instrumentation
Choir
Instrumental parts

This setting of the hymn "ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS" was written for the 10th anniversary of the "FESIVAL OF HYMNS" choir, directed by Mrs. Harrilese DuRant Miles, in Philadelphia, Penna., USA. There is a descant in the setting of the last verse and there is an "optional note" choice.(Please, do not use both) The trumpet obbligato will require care in some sections. Yes, the key is high, however, it really personifies both the text and the mood of the piece. The accompaniment was written with "Organ" in mind, however "Piano" will work just fine.(hence the L.H. Octaves) The narrator should pace his-/herself. Use the "points of entrance" measures as a guide.

Cheers,

H.L.

page one of CONCERTATO ON

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