Geoffrey Burgon: Hymn To St Thomas Of Hereford (Vocal Score)

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Catalogue No: CH55437
Composer: Geoffrey Burgon
Format: Sheet Music | Vocal Work
Composed in 1981, this work is a setting of a sequence from the Mass for the Feast of St Thomas, found in the missal of the Hereford use.

The text is a conventional hymn of praise but it is distinguished by a lively and attractive rhythm, and as this rhythm would have been lost in translation, I have set it in the original Latin.

The work is in the form of theme and variations and is characterised by a gradual crescendo throughout. It begins very quietly with solo timpani and then the choir sing the theme in unison, unaccompanied by flutes, bells, timpani and lower strings.

No of pages: 28
Language: English
Publisher: Chester Music