Required Resources: 2-pt choir, violin, organ
The original verse anthem, telling the story of Saint John the Baptist, was written by Orlando Gibbons in (1583-1625) for countertenor alternating with full SAATB chorus.
David Domet has arranged this for 2-part mixed choir (occasionally 3-pt), bass soloist, violin and organ, making it much more practical for the church choir.
The arrangement is faithful to the music of the original, and retains the distinctive alternation between soloist and chorus that defines a verse anthem.
The text dialogue comes from the Gospel of John [Jn 1:19-23].
The story is told by the soloist, with the chorus echoing some of the dialogue for emphasis.
Ideal for the second or third Sunday of Advent, the anthem is also useful for the Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist, particularly when it falls on a Sunday.
Order #: 7110
Order #: 7110-p
- Treasury Series
- 2-pt Choir