Category:   COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY
Composer:   Egil Hovland
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Walton
Edition:   W2973
Voicing:   SATB div
Setting:   A Cappella

Reviewer:   

Teresa Ashworth
MSCTC – Fergus Falls 2001
R&R Chair College & University

The Glory of the Father is a beautiful lingering melody that is adapted from John 1. The A section begins with three-part women’s voices in free rhythm and adds tenor to color the sound. The B section starts with men and adds the women and is written in 4/4 meter. A da capo al fine returns to the A section. It is simply arranged and peaceful in text. This Norwegian composer was formerly an organist who has rewritten the liturgy of the Church of Norway.