There is No Rose of Such Virtue
Robert J. Powell
This beloved text for the Christmas season is given a fresh setting by Robert J. Powell. A brief organ introduction gives the melody its first hearing and women’s voices introduce the first phrase. The piece continues in four parts with lyrical writing which is moderate in scope. The final phrase is set imitatively between the voices and ends with soaring phrases on the word “Transeamus.” This piece is a great addition to the carol repertory for both church and concert.