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Op.21 - For Lo, the Winter is Past (My beloved spake) [SATB & Organ]

Year of composition
2005
Lyricist
The Song of Solomon, Chapter Two, Verses 11 - 13, 10
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
4 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Choir
Instrumental parts
Not available

This is the SATB & Organ setting of familiar words from the Song of Solomon, that usually go by the title "My beloved spake", as set by Purcell and Hadley.

I’ve tried to go for something slightly different by starting with a softer, more harmonically modal opening with a tenor solo (which can be substituted for a treble solo), before crescendoing up to the section of "My Beloved Spake". Organists may wish to check the original edition below to see how the brass parts fit in.

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