MANNING, G. - Chorale Cantata - The Nativity of Our Lord Op.27 - in 2 parts for Solo Soprano, Solo Tenor, Chorus & Orchestra

Year of composition
William Drummond (1585-1649)
Difficult (Grades 7+)
10 minutes
Classical music
Instrumental parts
Not available

CHORALE CANTATA � THE NATIVITY OF OUR LORD In Two Parts Text: William Drummond (1585-1649) Music: Gerald Manning

�There is somewhat of Heaven,� writes Richard Baxter, in �Holy Poetry: it charmeth souls into loving harmony and concord:� and there is little reason to doubt that this is true, with but few exceptions, of the sacred lyrics of all ages, whatever may have been the special religious tenets of the poets who composed them. In this sacred poem by William Drummond lines such as these offer divine sustenance and spiritual power inspired by the quickening spirit of truth and sanctity, of that holy peace that fills the air of the calm solitudes the poet loved so well.

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