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Amy Beach Canticles pairs the Nunc Dimittis, one of Amy Beach's earliest published works of 1891, with a newly-composed Magnificat by Olivia Sparkhall. The adaptation of phrases from Beachs Nunc Dimittis, combined with portions of Tone VIII, provides a partner which is sympathetic to Beachs style. The straight-forward SATB a cappella setting makes it ideal for a weekday evensong, or for a choir of modest forces. A keyboard reduction is provided for rehearsal purposes, or to provide light support in the service if needed.
Suitable for use at services which include a baptism or christening, this setting of the Collect for the Feast of the Baptism of our Lord commemorates the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist. The feast day itself is celebrated on the first Sunday after Epiphany.
The sound-world of The Baptism of Jesus embraces the sharpened fourth, which creates a timeless quality typical of modal writing. The composition is intentionally restrained in its scoring, with no divisi, and no extremes of register, making it easily performed on little rehearsal.
The Baptism of Jesus can be performed a cappella, or gently accompanied on piano or organ, if needed.
Grant to us, who are born again by water and the Spirit, that we may be faithful to our calling as your adopted children.
This is an arrangement of the traditional Irish tune, Londonderry Air. Suitable for Christmas carol services and concerts, the lyrics tell of the night of Jesus' birth, the visit of the shepherds, and, in the final verse, of the three wise men. The final verse makes the piece also suitable for Epiphany.