Dignus Es: Song to the Lamb
David Ashley White

Composer David Ashley White
Text Dignus es, Canticle 18, Book of Common Prayer
Voicing SATB, organ
Topics Communion, Creation, Lamb of God
Scripture references Revelation 4:11; 5:9-10, 13
Lectionary usage
Christ the King ABC
Price $2.25 (U.S.)
Length 1' 40" Released 1/2020
Catalog no. 405-316
Difficulty Mod. easy

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Splendor and honor and kingly power
are yours by right, O Lord, our God,
for you created everything that is,
and by your will they were created
and have their being:
and yours by right O Lamb that was slain,
for with your blood you have redeemed for God,
from every family, language, people and nation,
a kingdom of priests to serve our God.
And so, to him who sits upon the throne;
and to Christ the Lamb,
be praise, dominion and splendor,
for ever and for evermore.

--Dignus es, Canticle 18, Book of Common Prayer


Description
David Ashley White's English-language setting of the Dignus es canticle is practical: scored in 2-parts for non-mixed or mixed voices. The accompaniment is effective on either organ or piano. The music features a memorable melody in White's characteristic Mixolydian mode; the texture is generally homophonic with some slight, easy imitation in a few spots



 

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