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Richard Shephard The Gate of the Year

Categories
Anthems
Instrument(s)
Organ
Voicing
SATB
Original Publication
So, You Have a Cathedral Choir!
Difficulty
Moderate
Suggested Uses(s)
Description

SATB, Bass or Baritone solo, and Organ. A familiar text to the British public, it is here set in an almost German impressionistic style that befits the text beautifully. With a good baritone soloist, this is just the anthem for your choir to sing at varying points in the church year.

Poem by Minnie Louise Haskins (1908)

And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year:
“Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.”
And he replied: “Go out into the darkness
and put your hand into the Hand of God.
That shall be to you better than light
and safer than a known way.”
So I went forth, and finding the Hand of God,
trod gladly into the night.
And He led me towards the hills
and the breaking of day in the lone East.

Contact

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

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