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Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence

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General Info

Year: 2008
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Chant
Publisher: Neil A. Kjos
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $45.00   |   Score Only (print) - $6.00


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Program Notes

Based on a 17th century French melody, this hymn setting presents numerous opportunities to study contrasts. Brass and woodwind choirs and dramatic dynamic changes are just a few of the contrasting elements that make up this elegant piece.

- Program Note from publisher

Let all mortal flesh keep silence is an ancient chant of Eucharistic devotion based on words from Habakkuk 2:20, "Let all the earth keep silence before him."

The original was composed in Greek as a cherubic hymn for the Offertory of the Divine Liturgy of St James; it probably antedates the rest of the liturgy and goes back at least to AD 275, with local churches adopting arrangements in Syriac. In modern times, the Ralph Vaughan Williams arrangement of a translation from the Greek by Gerard Moultrie to the tune of Picardy, a French medieval folk melody, popularized the hymn among other Christian congregations.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

  • Louisiana: II
  • Texas: II. Complete


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