George Herbert

George Herbert (April 3, 1593 – March 1, 1633) was a Welsh poet and priest. As a student at Trinity College, Cambridge, England, George Herbert excelled in languages and music. He went to college with the intention of becoming a priest, but his scholarship attracted the attention of King James I. Herbert served in parliament for two years. In 1630, in his late thirties he gave up his secular ambitions and took holy orders in the Church of England, spending the rest of his life as a rector of the little parish of St. Andrew Bemerton, near Salisbury. He was well-known for caring for his parishioners, and providing food and clothing for those in need. Throughout his life he wrote religious poems and is recognized as one of the best of the metaphysical poets. Herbert is commemorated on February 27 throughout the Anglican Communion and on March 1 of the Calendar of Saints of the E.L.C.A.


Choral octavos
New! Antiphon: Let All the World (Alfred V. Fedak, SATB, organ, 418-623, Mod. diff.)
Call, The (White, SATB and organ, 418-606)
God of Love My Shepherd Is, The (Hopp, SATB and organ, 418-617)
New! King of Glory (Hurd, SATB and organ, 418-622, Mod. diff.)
King of Glory, King of Peace (Walker/Brewer, Mixed voices, organ, opt. cong., 418-609)
L'Envoy: King of Glory, King of Peace (Fedak, SATB and organ, 418-611)
Let All the World (Proulx, SATB and organ, tpt., 418-601)
Lord, You Have Formed Me (Hopson, SATB, soloist, and organ, 418-616)
Love Bade Me Welcome (Hurd, SATB, 418-610)
New! Love Bade Me Welcome (David Hurd, TTTTBB, a cappella, 418-615, Mod. diff.)
Paradise (Lovelace, SATB, 418-612)
Praise (Doran, SATB and keyboard, 418-613)
Teach Me, My God and King (Elixir) (Mitchell-Wallace, SATB and organ, 418-618)
New! A True Hymn (Craig Phillips, SATB, organ, 418-624, Mod. difficult)

Vocal solos
Easter Wings (White, Medium-high voice and piano, 430-411)



 

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