Two-part treble choir, flute, bassoon (or cello), and harp (or piano or organ). A wonderful and beautiful arrangement of Nun komm der Heiden Heiland. It's also possible to play the accompaniment with organ (on the flute and bassoon parts) and harp.
- Text Source: Text by Ambrose of Milan (d. 397), paraphrased by Martin Luther (1483-1546)
- Included Hymn Tune: NUN KOMM, DER HEIDEN HEILAND, from Erfurt Enchiridia, 1524
- Vocal Range: g-e’ (Treble II), g-g’ (Treble I)
- Key: A minor
- Meter: primarily 10/4, 8/4
- Accompanying Instruments: Flute, basso,On (or cello), harp (or piano or organ)
Anthem Warm-Ups: Use the anthem-based warm-ups in the Warm-Ups October 2009 Newsletter. Teach each phrase on “loo”. Pay special attention to the tuning of intervals between the two parts as Trebles I and II sing the text “Alleluia” two beats apart, and intervals between parts on the final “Amen."
- Teaching Points:
- Changing meter
- Singing in style of plainsong chant
- Singing with little accompaniment support of vocal line
- Tuning of pitches and intervals, m. 22-23
- Breath support of long phrases
Saviour of the Nations, come Virgin's Son, make here thy home. Marvel now both heaven and earth that the Lord chose such a birth. Alleluia.