Category:   MUSIC IN WORSHIP
Composer:   Felix Mendelssohn Op. 48 No. 4
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Schmitt, Hall, and McCreary (Alfred)
Edition:   SCHCH 01903
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Mike Ellingsen
Trinity Lutheran, Blue Earth 2005
R&R Chair Music in Worship

Here is a standard in the choral repertoire with text from Numbers 24:17. Care is needed to avoid oversinging – exercise dynamic restraint early in the piece. Vocal ranges are a bit wide, with soprano and tenor heading to high G, but the vocal lines are very singable. The organ accompaniment can be adapted for piano quite effectively. This smooth contapuntal selection ends with a chorale melody by Philipp Nicolai.