Category:   MUSIC IN WORSHIP
Composer:   Pepper Choplin
Arranger:   
Publisher:   Purifoy
Edition:   10/1048
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Dan Wagner
Crystal Evangelical Free Church, Crystal MN (1996-97)
R&R Chair Music in Worship

This Iyrical piece is an excellent choice for Advent, Christmastide, or Epiphany. The arpeggiated accompaniment, perhaps best suited for the piano, underpins a sensitive, dignified choral melody. As the piece develops it becomes much more declamatory and dramatic, but not over blown. The ending is tender, like the beginning. Ranges are within the reach of most choirs, and there is just one measure of soprano divisi. The declamatory sections will be moderately challenging.