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Give us the wings of faith (male choir with keyboard accompaniment)

by Brett McKern (2007)

Work Overview

This short and simple anthem was written for the tenors and basses of The Cathedral Singers, the Sydney-based choir, to sing at All Soul's Church, Leichhardt on All Saints' Day, 2007.

Although it is basically strophic, there are three different tunes for the verses used in the pattern ABAAC, each preceded and succeeded by a recurring organ interlude, with slight variation. This pattern makes the anthem easy to learn, and the text, while particularly appropriate for All Saints' Tide, is also useful for other saints' days and general use.

Although originally written for tenor and bass voices (hence the clef for the vocal parts), it would equally work well with equal parts of almost any variety.

Work Details

Year: 2007

Instrumentation: 2 part choir (or tenor/bass), organ (or piano)

Duration: 3 min.

Difficulty: Easy

Commission note: Commissioned by The Cathedral Singers for All Saints' Day, 2007

First performance: by The Cathedral Singers — 4 Nov 07. All Souls' Church, Leichhardt NSW


Performances of this work

2 Nov 14: Church of St John the Evangelist, Gordon, NSW. Featuring Nicola Chau, Brett McKern.

31 Oct 10: St John's Church, Gordon NSW

26 Jul 09: St John's Church, Gordon NSW

2 Nov 08: St John's Church, Gordon NSW

4 Nov 07: All Souls' Church, Leichhardt NSW. Featuring The Cathedral Singers.

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