S S Wesley - Blessed be the God and Father [S/SATB & Orchestra]

Composer
Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1810 - 1876)
Year of composition
1870
Lyricist
First Letter of St Peter, Chapter One, verses 3-5, 15-17, 22-25
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
7 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Choir

An orchestration of S S Wesley’s ’Blessed be the God and Father’ for a concert (May 2008).

The style of orchestration is influenced by Wesley’s own orchestrations for his anthems (see ’Ascribe unto the Lord’ and ’The Wilderness’ as in Musica Britannica Vol.63, pub. Stainer & Bell) and also that of Mendelssohn, but care has been taken to ensure that the orchestral writing does not obscure the vocal parts.

The organ part may be played on either a standard 'manual&pedals' organ, or on a single manual continuo organ.

Orchestration: Oboe I & II, Clarinet I & II, Bassoon, Strings & continuo organ.

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