Benediction : for unison choir, with Cantor and SSA choir
by Michael Spencer (2012)
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Library shelf no. 782.65525/SPE 2 [Available for loan]
This is a setting of the blessing at the end of a church service but it stands alone as a blessing and a prayer for peace. The widow of Ian Cooper said she felt like the ascending vocal lines at the opening were lifting his spirit up.
Instrumentation: Unaccompanied voices: unison part for congregation or school to sing, Cantor & SSA choir.
Duration: 3 min.
Difficulty: Medium — Very simple part for 'congregation' with greater complexity in choral parts.
Dedication note: Dedicated to the memory of the great musician and teacher Ian Cooper AM. Frensham School
First performance: Aug 12. St Jude's Church, Bowral NSW
The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
minimalist. tonal. Same sort of appeal as choral music of John Rutter
- In the form/style of: Spiritual and Sacred Music
Performances of this work
Aug 12: St Jude's Church, Bowral NSW
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