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Bring us, O Lord God is a setting of words by John Donne, ideal for funerals, Remembrance and around the feast of All Souls. The music draws out the natural comfort and sense of hope found in the text, and offers the listener a few moments of calm through the tuneful melody and subtle contrasting sections. The final amen includes shades of Gerald Finzi, whilst overtones of William Harris can be detected through the various changes of key. This is a pleasing work to sing and to listen to, and will be a valuable addition to the repertoire of any choir.
A tender shoot sets Bartholomew's well-known words to a new tune, heard in the soprano and then in the tenor, alongside pleasant choral
harmonies. The piece is suitable to be sung in Advent and Christmastide as it speaks of the Christ who is to come.
This expressive piece is fun for those singing whilst being accessible to those listening.