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Mark Adamo

Publisher: G. Schirmer

God's Grandeur (1996)
Text Writer
Gerard Manley Hopkins
Publisher
G Schirmer Inc
Category
Chorus a cappella / Chorus plus 1 instrument
Year Composed
1996
Duration
4 Minutes
Chorus
SATB
Orchestration
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Programme Note
Mark Adamo God's Grandeur (1996)
Text:
Gerard Manley Hopkins

Composer Note:
God's Grandeur makes a companion piece to Pied Beauty, the first Gerard Manley Hopkins poem on ecstatic themes that I’ve set for choir. While Pied Beauty seemed a quiet hymn to me, God's Grandeur read like a scene — from awe to despair to an ecstasy of gratitude in one taut sonnet. That's why this piece seemed to need its own substantial, quasi-orchestral piano part, as opposed to unaccompanied motet style of Pied Beauty; and why God's Grandeur's vocalism ranges from fiery fanfare to desolate recitative to conclude, at last, in bright chorale.

— Mark Adamo

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    David Hill
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