And the Word Became Flesh
Text John 1:14, 16
Topics Incarnation, Love (God's)
Scripture references John 1:14, 16
Length 1' 20" Price $1.00 (U.S.) Released
Catalog no. 410-541 Difficulty Moderately difficult
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"A lovely motet based on the
appointed Gospel for the Sunday following Christmas Day. The
setting is in a florid chant style, with interesting 20th century
harmonic devices. Although the motet is not easily prepared,
it s an especially poignant setting of this much-loved text.
The printed octavo is also beautifully presented. A nice addition
to the favorite setting of this text by Egil Hovland." [One
of the Select 20]-Creator, Sept/Oct '93
"Joel Martinson's beautiful motet (only
35 measures) quotes Divinum Mysterium in life-giving rather
than in merely clever ways; the parts take a keen ear, but the
writing is fine, and the piece deserves a permanent place in
the repertoire." -AAM Journal, October 1994
motet based on John 1:14 and 16. The piece is sung with a chant-like
freedom, and the gently yet insistent setting conveys the grace
and truth we experience in the incarnation of God.
And the Word became flesh and dwelt
full of grace and truth;
we have beheld his glory,
glory as of the only Son from the Father.
And from his fulness have we all received
grace upon grace.
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us,
full of grace and truth.
Text: John 1:14, 16
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