Composer:   George Frideric Handel
Arranger:   Ray W. Urwin
Publisher:   Boosey & Hawkes
Edition:   NA
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Accompanied


Robert Sieving
Apollo High School, St. Cloud 1994
R&R Chair High School Choirs

A piece well known to church choirs as Come, Mighty Father, this work, taken from Theodora (1749) contains wonderful thematic material presented in contrapuntal style. Rapidly ascending scale-wise passages first introduced in the keyboard also find their way into the vocal lines as counter melodies to established themes. The organ pedal part can be easily performed by a second pianist at the same keyboard with some editing necessary here and there where the two parts converge. This is a stylish piece and great fun to prepare and perform.