Category:   MUSIC IN WORSHIP
Composer:   Greg Gilpin
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Shawnee Press
Edition:   A-1988
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Dan Wagner
Crystal Evangelical Free Church, Crystal 1996
R&R Chair Music in Worship

This setting of the traditional mass text is composed in an appealing contemporary style. It begins with perfect unisons and builds to full choir with a brief section of soprano divisi. With accessible ranges, “Sanctus” poses only moderate difficulty. Composed in a-minor, the mood is more of peaceful devotion than of somberness. Care with dynamics, shaping, and intonation make “Sanctus” an outstanding experience. This piece will be effective with medium or larger choirs. It would also be very effective for a high school choir.