The Beatitudes - Graham Keitch

Duration: 5'00"
Ensemble: Trebles organ
Grading: Easy/Medium
CMP331 Full score £2.50

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This setting of The Beatitudes for divided trebles and organ was composed during the spring of 2021 when many choirs faced uncertainty and depleted resources due to lockdown restrictions. Although intended for choir, the setting works equally well with two singers.

The anthem maintains a steady and flowing pace with repeating motives in the accompaniment. It concludes in an exciting and uplifting manner in response to the words 'Rejoice and be glad. Great is your reward in heaven'.

The text is well know and comes from the Sermon on the Mount as recorded in the Gospel by Matthew. The anthem is suitable for liturgical use throughout most of the year, and also other events such as weddings and concerts.

Recording here is by Alexandra Burch.