A New Commandment

Published by Kjos Music Publishing,
Catalog # C9308
(Curtis Music, a division of Kjos)
 

SATB, organ or piano, soprano solo
Sacred Text in English
Difficulty rating (1-5): 2.5
Duration 3:25
 
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P
erformed by the Kjos Studio Choir
recorded Jan 2008


This piece is set in the pastoral key of F major as I wanted to emphasize the gentleness of the text and the idea of a community of love undisturbed by the distractions and hectic pace of today's world.
 
The piece is dedicated to Chuck Robinson of the University of Missouri/Kansas City Conservatory. I was fascinated by Chuck's insights into music, but even more so his insights into the human condition when he was a lead clinician at an illinois ACDA summer event. I'm pleased to have formed a friendship with this remarkable man.

Complete perusal score available upon request.
 
 

TEXT

(John 13:34-35)

A new commandment give I unto you, saith the Lord,
That ye love one together
as I have loved you,
that even so ye love one another.
 
By this shall every man know you are my disciples,
if ye have love one to another.
 
 
 


 
 

  

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