For the Beauty of the Earth - This stunning setting of the traditional hymn is approachable enough to be learned by most choirs and compelling enough to engage both choir and listener. Beginning with a short salutation (soprano divisi), the hymn anthem unfolds, moving from unison to accessible yet full harmonies supported by an independent piano or chamber orchestra accompaniment.
An energetic piano accompaniment provides the foundation for this captivating take on on the Huron Carol. The haunting middle section can be performed with piano doubling or a cappella to clearly set it apart from the opening and closing sections. An exciting and rewarding addition for any holiday concert!
This rousing setting of G.K. Chesterton’s text for men’s choirs opens with a haunting unison melody. “I come to autumn, where all the leaves are gold!” Optional divisi notes and French horn part make this work flexible for a variety of ensembles Part-dominant MP3 practice tracks are available as multi-user bundles (includes all parts for the selected arrangement and allows file sharing within the choir), and single-user versions (licensed to the purchaser only; file sharing is prohibited). The accompaniment MP3 download includes both a fully produced version and a piano-only version.