Opus 161

In the Beginning Was the Word (1999, rev. 2003)

for SATB Chorus and Organ

Text from the Bible: John 1:1–2, 4–5

Choir of Royal Holloway, University of London; Rupert Gough, conductor

Duration: 2.75 min.

Dedication: for Robert Ferris and the choir of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Rochester, New York

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp.

Performance materials available from the publisher.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. In him was life, and that life was the light of all. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.

John 1:1–2, 4–5