I know that river which flows for ever

Year of composition
St. John of the Cross (tr. Kathleen Jones)
Difficult (Grades 7+)
5 minutes
Classical music
Instrumental parts
Not available
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'I know that river which flows for ever' was composed for the Youth Choir of St. Peter's Church, Winchester, UK in 1999. The vocal line divides in a few places. The piece has been sung as a motet at Mass and in various concerts.

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