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And the Word Became Flesh

Composer Joel Martinson Text John 1:14, 16
Voicing
SATB
Topics Incarnation, Love (God's)
Scripture references John 1:14, 16
Length
1' 20" Price $1.00 (U.S.) Released 3/93
Catalog no. 410-541 Difficulty Moderately difficult

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"A lovely motet based on the appointed Gospel for the Sunday following Christmas Day. The setting is in a florid chant style, with interesting 20th century harmonic devices. Although the motet is not easily prepared, it s an especially poignant setting of this much-loved text. The printed octavo is also beautifully presented. A nice addition to the favorite setting of this text by Egil Hovland." [One of the Select 20]-Creator, Sept/Oct '93

"Joel Martinson's beautiful motet (only 35 measures) quotes Divinum Mysterium in life-giving rather than in merely clever ways; the parts take a keen ear, but the writing is fine, and the piece deserves a permanent place in the repertoire." -AAM Journal, October 1994

Description A motet based on John 1:14 and 16. The piece is sung with a chant-like freedom, and the gently yet insistent setting conveys the grace and truth we experience in the incarnation of God.

Anthem text
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us,
full of grace and truth;
we have beheld his glory,
glory as of the only Son from the Father.
And from his fulness have we all received
grace upon grace.
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us,
full of grace and truth.

Text: John 1:14, 16

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