Ralph Manuel/arr. LaBrie - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division
Now arranged for strings, this standard choral work has such a lovely melody that you don't need the words to appreciate it! The opening lyrical theme is wonderful for teaching expressive bow technique, as well as chamber playing and phrasing to emulate the flow of the original choral text. Imitative counterpoint creates contrast in the sprightly middle section, where all parts enjoy the interplay in the ensemble. Spanning several keys and styles, this is a rewarding challenge for maturing players!