Beloved, Let Us Love One Another
Text Canticle N (I John 4:7-8, 10-11, 12b)
Voicing Two-part choir and organ
Length Price $1.75 (U.S.) Released 6/01
Catalog no. 410-873 Difficulty Mod. easy
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"After many playings, I am more convinced that a trebles
(S/A) performance would work better than mixed voices. That said,
this is a gorgeous, sensitive setting of a quintessential Eastertide
text." --AAM Journal, February 2002
Shifting meters and a flexible tempo
impart a chantlike feel to this work. The two equal voice parts
sing in dialogue for most of the piece, against a background
of rich harmonies in the organ part. A prizewinner in the 2001
anthem composition contest of the Anglican Musicians Foundation.
Beloved, let us love one another,
for love is of God.
Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is Love.
In this is love, not that we loved God but that God loved us
and sent his Son that sins might be forgiven.
Beloved, since God loved us so much,
we ought also to love one another.
For if we love one another, God abides in us,
and God's love will be perfected in us.
--Canticle N (I John 4:7-8, 10-11, 12b)
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