Benediction (Oh, may God always hold you close)
Drawn from one of Godard's most-beloved musical themes, Benediction captures something of the prayerful nature of the original and expounds on it to offer reassurance and a full blessing at parting " 'til we meet again", building simple harmonies from Godard's original solo tenor line.
Designed for a small S-A-B choir or trio accompanied by piano, this edition also includes an Alternate Choral Response that may be repeated after a final prayer, as a congregational response, or simply as a stand-alone alternative to the full piece.
Arranged and adapted with an original text by William Watkins.
7 x 10 octavo edition.
Approximate performance time: Benediction ("Oh, may God always hold you close") = 02:05 Alternate Choral Response = :38
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