for SATB and organ This anthem takes its words from the Book of Common Prayer. Finnissy's setting brings together simple melodic lines, astringent harmonies, and rhythmic organ counter-melodies to create highly emotive music which gives the words a new strength and intensity.
Michael Finnissy (b.1946)
"[It] interleaves some straightforward four-part harmony and unisons for voices with organ writing that reflects his own utterly original and expressive keyboard style, at once intricate, highly melodic, harmonically oblique and contrapuntally rich - a characteristic, personal signature within this otherwise rather objective offering to the divine." - The Singer, February 09