For all the wonders of creation
hymn concertato based on the German hymn "O dass ich tausend Zungen haette"

Composition Date: 2012
Duration: 00:09:57
Genre: Choral (9 + Voices), With Chamber Ensemble (2 - 9 Performers),

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Flute
  • 2 x Trumpet
  • 1 x Organ
  • 1 x Mixed chorus
  • 1 x Other chorus
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Programme Note:
This hymn concertato is an English version of the Afrikaans Koraalconcertato op Gesang15 commissioned 1998 by the Dutch Reformed Church, Humansdorp, South Africa for its 150th jubilee (choirmaster/organist: Christiaan Carstens). Duration: ca. 10 minutes.The text of the Afrikaans hymn (Gesang 15 in the Afrikaanse Gesangboek 1978) by Ina Rousseau, “Ons Vader, alles in die lewe”, a poem in four stanzas, is a free and original rendering of the original German hymn text by Johann Mentzer (1704),O dass ich tausend Zungen hätte. The original German text was a hymn of praise to God, Creator and Provider.I prepared the English text, two verses of which are freely based on the original German one: Stanza 1 (general praise to the Creator God) and 2 (the pastoral aspect of the creation, also reflected in the Afrikaans text). Stanza three was inspired by Ina Rousseau's imagery of lightning and storm on the South African plateau followed by a rainbow (not unfamiliar to the Canadian prairie as well). Verse four is a general Gloria Patri, praise to the Trinity.The musical setting is unchanged from the 1998 one, except for the closing 5 measures, in which a greater broadening effect was achieved by means of greater note values.My sincere thanks to Trent Worthington who prepared the digital print setting for both the Afrikaans and English versions. Jacobus Kloppers, Edmonton AB, Canada, 2012

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MV 6200 K66fo
  • Genre:
  • Choral (9 + Voices), With Chamber Ensemble (2 - 9 Performers),
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • March 27, 2013
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (33 p.) ;
    33 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
    Parts page count: 7
    3 parts ([7] p.) ;
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
  • Language Information
  • Main language: Afrikaans
  • Additional Information:
  • 1. Fanfare (Trumpet 1+2, Flute, Organ). Festive, lively. Attaca
    2. Hymn,stanza 1; Congregation and Organ. Attaca
    3. Hymn, stanza 1; SATB, Flute and organ. Expressively and legato. Attaca
    4. Hymn, Stanza 2; SA with Flute and Organ.Peacefully flowing, with rubato. Attaca
    5. Hymn, Stanza 3; TB with Organ and 2 Trumpets. Lively with energy
    6. Interlude; Organ and 2 Trumpets. Lively. Attaca
    7. Hymn, Stanza 4; Flute, 2 trumpets, Organ, SATB and Congregation. Majestically
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