SS choir, organ, cello, and handbells - Early Intermediate
Composed by Howard Goodall (1958-). 21st Century. Instrument parts. Duration 3 minutes, 9 seconds. MorningStar Music Publishers #56-0028. Published by MorningStar Music Publishers (MN.56-0028).
Item Number: MN.56-0028
Latin. Matthew 5:3-11.
Written for the Enchanted Voices CD, this is one of many settings of texts either from the Beatitudes (or springing from them) available from this composer. For SS chorus, organ, cello, and handbells, the music has a light, ethereal feeling. Set entirely in Latin, the music is a flowing, melismatic chant melody sung largely in unison. Two-thirds of the way through, the vocal texture goes into two parts, the cello doubling the lower vocal line at first. The vocal parts return to unison for the final melisma. Duration 3:09