Blessed City, Holy Nation (2018)
for Congregation, SATB Chorus, Trumpet, and Organ
Text by John Newton and Edward Osler
Duration: 4.5 min.
Dedication: for the Reverend Father Aaron Michael Williams
Commission: Commissioned for the ordination of the Reverend Aaron Michael Williams
Blessed City, Holy Nation (2018) is a setting for congregation, chorus, trumpet, and organ of C. Hubert H. Parry’s 1897 hymn tune RUSTINGTON. The four verses of the text are drawn from texts by John Newton and Edward Osler.
for the Reverend Father Aaron Michael Williams,
on the occasion of your Sacred Ordination to the Priesthood of Jesus Christ
XXXI.V A.D. MMXVIII, In Festo Sanctissimi Corporis Christi