Duration: 2'00" |
Ensemble: SATB unaccompanied
A setting of the famous hymn for Eastertide It is a thing most wonderful, for unaccompanied SATB, in which the tune always appears in one part or another all the way through.
A tenor solo kicks off, before the choir bring in the second verse at a slightly faster tempo. Verses 3 & 4 are more introspective, with an ebb and flow that follows the natural line of the phrases.
Some passionate moments and some reflective sections make this short piece a joy to sing.
Herongate is dedicated to Anthony Cartmell.