An Hymne of Heavenly Beautie
David Francis Urrows
David Urrows’ subtle use of harmonic color creates an exquisite sense of reflection for Edmund Spencer’s prayer of supplication and intercession. Choir and solo voice are undergirded by a colorful organ accompaniment. All performing forces are joined to build toward a powerful harmonic and rhythmic climax. Middle and upper vocal ranges are also employed to heighten the meaning of the text. This anthem will serve well throughout the entire church year.