J:10306682E:C:For the Beauty of the Earth
For the Beauty of the Earth
arr. Anna Laura Page
- Shawnee Press
This lovely setting of the beloved hymn makes an ideal selection for older elementary choirs or any choir of unison/2-part voices. After singing the traditional DIX tune on stanza 1, a new melody spotlights stanza 2. The congregation then has the opportunity to join the choir on stanzas 3 and 4 with the the two melodies partnering together on stanza 4. A simple, yet charming flute part provides a nice complement to the piano accompaniment during the song's introduction, interludes, and ending.