For soprano soloist and SATB, with organ introduction. Composed for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953, and performed at the moment of Communion. This piece is also available in an SSA arrangement (N3512).
This is a typical Vaughan Williams short motet.
Quite a delightful little piece that has a three bar opening of organ prior to a treble solo (or a good soprano), both words and music that are then repeated by the full treble line and accompanying parts. There is a further short treble solo followed by full choir towards the end of the piece.
The main body of the work is intended as "a capella" but a soft accompiament on the organ would not be out of place if the choir are few in numbers, or maybe a little uncertain.
This piece is suitable to be sung an as introit or as a short anthem. Anonymous
- (Newport, United Kingdom)
Beautiful piece, SATB easily within the scope of our new and growing choir. Anonymous
- (Bridgnorth, United Kingdom)
Just what I wanted was replacing a lost item. Lovely music. Anonymous
- (Flackwell Heath, United Kingdom)