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Gustav Holst Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence

Categories
Anthems
Instrument(s)
Keyboard [organ/piano], Brass Ensemble
Voicing
SATB
Original Publication
Sewanee Composer's Project - Vol. 05
Difficulty
Moderately Easy
Suggested Uses(s)
Description

A setting of the hymn tune Picardy. SATB with organ. Optional brass quintet (2 Trumpets in B-flat, Horn in F, Trombone, Tuba) and timpani (2).  Mysterious and beautiful - Great for Advent or Christmas!

Let all mortal flesh keep silence,
And with fear and trembling stand;
Ponder nothing earthly minded,
For with blessing in His hand,
Christ our God to earth descendeth
Our full homage to demand.

King of kings, yet born of Mary,
As of old on earth He stood,
Lord of lords, in human vesture,
In the body and the blood;
He will give to all the faithful
His own self for heavenly food.

Rank on rank the host of heaven
Spreads its vanguard on the way,
As the Light of light descendeth
From the realms of endless day,
That the powers of hell may vanish
As the darkness clears away.

At His feet the six winged seraph,
Cherubim with sleepless eye,
Veil their faces to the presence,
As with ceaseless voice they cry:
Alleluia, Alleluia
Alleluia, Lord Most High!

Contact

Mark Schweizer
P.O. Box 249
Tryon, North Carolina 28782
Phone 828.859.0323
Toll Free 877.822.0304

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