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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

by Brett McKern (1994)

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  • Instrumentation: Voice, organ.


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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.

Published by: Wirripang [720041247] — 1 score (7p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Easy

Duration: 1 mins, 15 sec.

Includes programme note.

Typeset edition.

ISMN: M720041 24 7

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