Academic journal article The Hymn

Let All the World in Ev'ry Corner Sing I. King of Glory, King of Peace II. the Call III. Antiphon

Academic journal article The Hymn

Let All the World in Ev'ry Corner Sing I. King of Glory, King of Peace II. the Call III. Antiphon

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Let all the world in ev'ry corner sing I. King of glory, King of peace II. The call III. Antiphon Eleanor Daley; texts by George Herbert [SATB choir and keyboard]. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-380473-9

This collection of outstanding anthems is from Oxford's Music from Canada series. Eleanor Daley is a fine composer who has taken the Herbert texts that we all associate with the settings of Vaughan Williams and added her excellent and definitive stamp to give them new depth and meaning. The first setting, written for the text King of glory , King of peace, has all the attributes to become a new JERUSALEM. The breadth of Daley's majestic melody, coupled with her full-bodied dignified accompaniment, immediately transport one to a great English or Canadian cathedral. The key is D major and there is some divisi for women. The choral writing is strong but not difficult; thus, many choirs can enjoy singing this piece, especially if there is a fine keyboard accompanist. There is a wise variety of unison, four-part, and melody with descant so that all parts get to sing this magnificent melody.

The call is specified for SATB plus soloist or semichorus. In the beginning, the choir provides humming accompaniment in D major; a solo/semi chorus introduces the memorable melody. …

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