Stephen Jackson: Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence

Books | Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass, Organ

Publisher: Novello
Artist: Stephen Jackson
Format: Sheet Music | Vocal Work
Anthem for SATB Choir and Organ incorporating the well-known 17th Century French Carol, Picardy. Composed for the Cheltenham Bach Choir.
Skill Level: Intermediate Explain this
Published on: 18 March 2003
No of pages: 12
Language: English
Catalogue No: NOV078749

        Musicroom Reviews

        This work is a hauntingly beautiful setting of the famous communion hymn about receiving the real presence of Christ's body and blood in the Lord's Supper. I almost view it as an organ work accompanied by choir. Three of the four verses are straight forward unison with a descant on the last verse. The third verse has two pages where the choir sings dissonant chord progressions in eight-part voice. Tenors do sing 'A's' and altos need to be mentally engaged. I suggest the congregation can join the choir for the last verse which can be played on full organ. The music conveys the words in a most spiritual way, especially the concept of 'everlasting day' and 'as the darkness clears away.' This anthem should be in every choir's repertoire.
        Anonymous - (Fort Wayne, United States)

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