Category:   COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY
Composer:   John Ness Beck
Arranger:   
Publisher:   Beckenhorst Press
Edition:   BP 1170
Voicing:   TTBB
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Robert Scholz
St. Olaf College – Northfield, MN (1997-98)
R&R Chair College & University

A plaintive setting of the famous Donne text with its interesting word-play on the poet’s name. The simple, but idiomatic keyboard (pianistic) accompaniment supports the single line melody which opens into warm 9th chords a cappella as a refrain. The final stanza begins with a contrasting fortissimo section.