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This is a musical setting of "The Lord's Prayer" for unaccompanied SATB Choir, with Soprano soloist. The interpretation is dramatic and personal, featuring a solo voice offering the prayer.
At the beginning and end, the choir frames the soloist with gentle patterns repeated freely beneath the melody. The expression of the individual is apart from the group (choir). In the middle portion of this anthem, however, the full choir gathers into a crescendo on the word "glory."
As the music fades at the end, the melody rises on the words "Our Father...Amen." The solo voice is suspended above the choir.
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