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O Choirs of New Jerusalem

Composer: Chrysogonus Waddell, OCSO
Format: Octavo
Voicing: SATB Choir; Assembly
Instruments: Organ
Product: 002313
Unit: Each
Price: $1.40
Availability: Currently in Stock
From the music collection and CD Christ Is Risen, Truly Risen!, Fr. Chrysogonus presents this stirring Easter anthem.  The work begins with an attention-grabbing organ fanfare that sets up the choir's graceful entrance.  The skillful coral writing is wedded to Robert Campbell's translation of a rich text by Fulbert of Chartres (960-1028).  An impressive organ interlude, improvisatory in nature, takes us on a harmonic journey building on previous melodic material and leads directly into the triumphant final choral verse.  A favorite of the WLP staff!
Topic:  Easter; Easter season; All Saints; All Souls; Funeral
Liturgical Season:  Easter
Rites and Devotion:  Funeral
Reviewed in NPM Notebook, November 2009 issue
This is a hymn suitable for Paschaltide.  Its strong melodic shape, with leaps of fifth and longer-note final cadence, give it a distinctive character.  There is a long interlude between the econd and thir verse which could be deleted in any performance.  The accompaniment for the final verse is grand, not confining itself to sounding out the melodic line.
Dr. James Callahan
Professor of Music, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN
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Series Title:  Music from the Abbey of Gethsemani
First Line:  O choirs of new Jerusalem, Your sweetest notes employ.
Hymn Tune:  JUDAH'S LION
Chorus Novae Jerusalem
Size:  7x10
Length:  7 pages
Copyright:  Music copyright © 2007, World Library Publications.  All rights reserved.
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