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By God Kept Pure

Composer: Alan J. Hommerding
Format: Octavo
Voicing: SATB; Cantor; Assembly
Instruments: Organ; Brass Quartet
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Alan's rich text speaks of Mary, the chosen one, faithful disciple, blessed among women, and pure in heart.  Alan also composed this compelling musical setting for a recent commission.  Thy lyrical melody is supported by organ and brass.  In the absence of the brass instruments the accessible organ accompaniment in verse 1 may be used for the entire piece.  Verse 2 works wonderfully well as the choir sings the Latin words Beati mundo corde ("Blessed are pure in heart") while the assembly and cantor continue singing the meoldy.  Verses 3 and 4 feature brass quartet accompaniment as the melody is sung in unison.  The final verse utilizes the choir singing the mantra-like phrase Ave Beata ("Hail, Blessed One") beneath the cantor and assembly melody.  Assemblies will enjoy playing their essential role in the full version of "By God Kept Pure".
Topic:  Immaculate Heart; Immaculate Conception; Marian feasts
Sunday of the Year:  Immaculate Conception; Guadalupe; Advent 4 Year B
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Optional brass quartet parts may be purchased.
Series Title:  WLP Choral Series
First Line:  Mary, chosen daughter holy, Israel's most favored one
Hymn Tune:  MUNDO CORDE
Secondary Language:  English; Latin
Size:  7x10
Length:  13 pages
Copyright:  © 2007, World Library Publications

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