Category:   MUSIC IN WORSHIP
Composer:   Peter Eben
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Laurendale Associates
Edition:   CH-1136
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   A Cappella

Reviewer:   

Teri Larson
Basilica of St. Mary, Minneapolis 2002
R&R Chair Music in Worship

This profound piece is a theme with two variations. Editor Nick Strimple writes, “The evocative theme seems perfectly married to the text, and the elasticity of its seven-beat phrases is subtly enhanced by the chromaticism of the harmonies.” There is some unison in the men’s parts, but this piece will take rehearsing and is well worth it. You don’t have to have a large choir to sing this, but it is medium-difficult. Performance time is 1’30”.