Opus 1354

Out of Small Beginnings (2020)

for SATB Chorus and Organ

Text by William Bradford

Duration: 4 min.

Dedication: Commissioned by The Church of the Pilgrimage, Plymouth, Massachusetts in honor of the Rev. Gary Marks, Pastor Emeritus, and in memory of the Rev. Prof. Peter J. Gomes (1942–2011), friend of the church and founding chairman of the Plymouth 400 Committee

Commission: Commissioned by The Church of the Pilgrimage, Plymouth, Massachusetts

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Out of Small Beginnings (2020) was commissioned by The Church of the Pilgrimage, Plymouth, Massachusetts in honor of the Rev. Gary Marks, Pastor Emeritus, and in memory of the Rev. Prof. Peter J. Gomes (1942–2011), friend of the church and founding chairman of the Plymouth 400 Committee. The work sets words by William Bradford, the governor of Plymouth Colony, from his journal Of Plymouth Plantation.

“Thus out of small beginnings greater things have been produced by His hand that made all things of nothing and gives being to all things that are; and as one small candle may light a thousand, so the light here kindled hath shone unto many, yea in some sort to our whole nation; let the glorious name of Jehovah have all praise.”

William Bradford (1590–1657)