Now the green blade riseth - Sarah MacDonald

Duration: 3'30"
Ensemble: Upper voices unaccompanied
Grading: Easy/Medium
CMP316 Full score £1.50

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This was written for Easter Sunday 2021 in Selwyn College, Cambridge, when we had only three singers in residence. They happened to be two sopranos and one alto, so I wrote this piece with them in mind. It will work for children's choirs and women's choirs, as well as for three solo voices. It was designed to be sung as a motet during Communion so is consciously a little less bombastic than much Easter music. The alleluias which accompany the tune are inspired by the opening fifth of the familiar melody, and the tonal palette is medieval, with plenty of parallel and open fifths.