18.1 Song of the Most great Ocean

Year of composition
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
3 minutes
Classical music
Instrumental parts
Not available

Lyrics for this piece are excerpted from the Lawh -i- Aqdas, (the Most Holy Tablet, also known as the Tablet to the Christians): "The river Jordan is joined to the Most Great Ocean and the Son in the Holy Vale, crieth out 'Here am I, here am I O Lord My God… … Say, Lo! the Father is come, and that which ye were promised in the Kingdom is fulfilled." The music is triadic in structure with melody and harmony often moving stepwise in parallel thirds. The tempo is quite fast, unusual for most Bah�'� choral music. I see it as grade 3 or 4 level of difficulty. Our local Bah�'� choir in Edmonton, Ocean of Light, and the Bah�'� choir of northwest Ohio have really enjoyed this piece.

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