Craig Phillips is becoming increasingly known as one of our most gifted composers for the Church. This new anthem uses excerpts from “The Prayers of Kierkegaard” as its inspiration. The use of mixed meter and the lovely writing for the flute give the piece its pastoral impressionistic spirit. Anintroduction for flute and organ creates the atmosphere of comfort and peace. Each phrase or group of phrases is set off by an interlude for flute and organ increasing in harmonic interest and intensity. The choral parts are written with great flair and imagination and stay within mostly moderate ranges. This would be a most gratifying work for choirs of advanced abilities.
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