Benedictus

for SATB chorus and organ/piano

The text of the Benedictus is taken from the final two phrases of the Sanctus, the fourth section of the Ordinary of the Mass. Composers have often set it independently from the Sanctus. This setting was originally composed for Selina Midkiff and the Appalachian Children’s Chorus in Charleston, West Virginia. The original consisted of only the two soprano parts from Choir 1 and Choir 2. I decided to compose alto, tenor, and bass parts for the first two sections, creating a double choir effect for the final section. Although it is scored for double choir one will find the individual parts easily accessible for any church, school, or community choir. The accompaniment can be played by organ, piano or string quartet.

SKU: MTN-030 Categories: , Instrumentation:
Voicing:SATB+SATB
Instrumentation:Organ, Piano, String Quartet
Season or Event:Compline, Divine Liturgy, Evensong, General, Mass, Thanksgiving, Vespers
Descriptive Tags:Blessing, Christian, Ethereal, Prayer, Scriptural text, Worship
Difficulty:Intermediate
Language:Latin
Sacred or Secular:Sacred
Duration:1-5 Minutes

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