To Many a Well
To Many a Well is a moving setting of a 16th century English carol. The text speaks of our need for healing from sin and of gratefulness in finding “water to wash me.” Set in verse form, the music is set in Renaissance motet style, but with a 20th century flavor. It opens with a soprano solo(burden) and is followed by three verses that are set in phrases of a gentle rise and fall in the middle voice. The effect is one of grace and prayerfulness. This would be an especially fine piece for the season of Lent.