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Lord, be Thy word my rule : SATB choir with organ

by Brett McKern (1994)

Lord, be Thy word my rule

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Lord, be Thy word my rule : a dedication anthem, solo voice and organ / Brett M McKern

Version: This product features the Unspecified Voice with Organ version of this work

Library shelf no. 783.2525/MCK 2 [Not for loan]

Work Overview

This anthem was written for the Induction of Rev'd Grant Bell as Chaplain of The King's School, North Parramatta, Sydney by the Archbishop of Sydney on 13th October, 1994. Originally conceived as a work for choir in four parts with organ, it had to be revised to be sung by men's voices only. It may also be sung as a trebles or ladies voices only anthem with organ. It can be performed unaccompanied in four parts, omitting the bars rest where there are organ interludes. The text is by a bishop of the Church of England, and it seems appropriate that it is used at such occasions as confirmation or baptism, as well as inductions or dedications. It can, however, receive general use, and has had wide circulation by Sydney choirs and cantors in this manner. The organ part is suggested to be played on a light, sweet registration with small dynamic changes to reflect the choral parts. In response to requests to lengthen this anthem, the composer wrote a much larger work around this short movement called 'Thy Way'. It is felt, though, that the text and musical form here are a complete unit, so it is presented unaltered.

Work Details

Year: 1994

Instrumentation: SATB choir, organ.

Difficulty: Easy

First performance: 13 Oct 94. Chapel of The King's School, North Parramatta, NSW.

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Performances of this work

14 Feb 16: Church of St John the Evangelist, Gordon, NSW. Featuring St John's Parish Choir.

4 Oct 15: Church of St John the Evangelist, Gordon, NSW. Featuring St John's Parish Choir.

3 May 15: Church of St John the Evangelist, Gordon, NSW. Featuring St John's 8am Singers.

8 Feb 15: Church of St John the Evangelist, Gordon, NSW. Featuring St John's Parish Choir.

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

5 Oct 14: Church of St John the Evangelist, Gordon, NSW

4 May 14: St John's Church, Gordon, NSW

23 Feb 14: St John's Church, Gordon, NSW

7 Oct 12: Church of St John the Evangelist, Gordon, NSW.

23 Oct 11: Church of St John the Evangelist, Gordon, NSW.

15 Apr 07: Church of Ss Simon and Jude, Bowral, NSW.. Featuring Brett McKern, Kurt Ison.

13 Oct 94: Chapel of The King's School, North Parramatta, NSW.

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