Category:   HIGH SCHOOL CHOIRS
Composer:   Peter Philips
Arranger:   Peter LeHuray
Publisher:   Oxford University Press
Edition:   43.452
Voicing:   SSATB
Setting:   A Cappella

Reviewer:   

Robert Sieving
Apollo High School, St. Cloud 1995
R&R Chair High School Choirs

This is a wonderful setting of a familiar text most are familiar with through the Jacobus Gallus composition. The voicing is somewhat different than the Gallus, but the overall style and treatment of text is quite similar. While the Gallus integrates the final “alleluia ” into the end of the composition, Philips chose to set it as a separate section in triple meter. A delightful, yet accessible piece within reach of the average high school choir. In Bb major, works equally well a step lower.