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With Pipes of Tin and Wood Make Known

Composer Alfred V. Fedak
Text Thomas H. Troeger
Voicing
SATB and organ, opt. congregation
Topics Music, Organ Dedication
Length
2' 40" Price $1.95 (U.S.) Released 12/00
Catalog no. 425-753 Difficulty Moderately Easy

Don't forget to look at Fedak's organ postlude based on his tune used in this anthem, in the Ss. Simon & Jude Organ Book.

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Description
An exuberant celebration of the pipe organ and its role in the church. The colorful accompaniment supports and illuminates Thomas Troeger's marvellous text. Includes an optional part for congregational singing. Ideal for organ dedications, choral festivals, and special musical services.

Text
With pipes of tin and wood make known
the truth each star displays:
creation is a field that's sown
with seeds of thanks and praise.
Articulate with measured sound
the song that fills all solid matter sings.

With pipes of tin and wood restart
the fire the prophets knew
and fan the flame within the heart
to do what God would do.
Pull out the stops that train the ear--
the flute and reed to listen and more subtly hear
God's call through human need.

With pipes of tin and wood repeat
the music danced and played to welcome home
and warmly greet the prodigal who strayed.
Let healing harmonies release
the hurt the heart compiles
that God through music may increase
the grace that reconciles.

With pipes disclose the song the world has blurred,
the hymn of life and love that flows
from God's renewing word.
Then boldly open wide the swell
and with a trumpet call
announce the news we thirst to tell:
That Christ is Lord of all.

--Thomas H. Troeger
from Borrowed Light. © 1994 Oxford University Press. All rights reserved.
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