Composer:   Daniel L. Schutte
Arranger:   Ovid Young
Publisher:   Augsburg Fortress
Edition:   11-10747
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Accompanied


Dan Wagner
Crystal Evangelical Free Church, Crystal 1997
R&R Chair Music in Worship

This piece was originally conceived as a responsorial song for congregation and cantor. In Ovid Young’s new arrangement the choir enhances the text and adds color and strength without losing the congregational sincerity and simplicity of the original work. There is some divisi in the women’s voices, and two divisi notes in the men’s. There are a couple of rather full moments which will be best served by some maturity of sound. This arrangement is moderately easy. One might also consider the fine arrangement of the same piece published by Hope Publishing, if a slightly smaller-scale arrangement is desired.