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Wondrous Love Publication Details
 

 
  Catalogue Number -
PEL2006

Voicing/Instrumentation -
SATB Choir with Organ
Brass (Octet or quintet) and Tympani

Level of Difficulty - Moderate

Uses/Season -
Concert, Service Anthem, Easter
Duration -
8:30 mins

Pages Music -
14 pages - 20 page booklet
 
Format -
SATB/organ choral octavo

Copyright Year - 1992

Perusal Score PDF
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Description/Remarks

PEL2006 Wondrous Love is a magnificent and powerful setting of the American folk hymn. With brass accompaniment and tympani, it becomes the perfect anthem for Easter Day, or for concert performance. Opening with the three verses a cappella and in organum, the strength, simplicity, and energetic rawness of the original folk hymn is evident. Then, brass and organ sound a fanfare which opens the door to a whole new realm of glory and harmony in which this magnificent text, with its message of resurrection, is set.  The uplifting joy and majesty of this piece is present to the end.

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"Secondly, and please pass this along, I want to send my thanks to Paul Halley for sharing his great gifts with us. I have had so many kind words from members of the church about the incredible setting of "Wondrous Love." In fact, we sang it for three of our four Easter services. Each time was inspiring, and each time we concluded, numerous members of the choir had tears from the emotional drama of this powerful music. Until I saw this particular setting, I would never have dreamed of using "What Wondrous Love" for an Easter service. Now I think this is arrangement makes it one of the singularly most appropriate pieces for this particular day. Thank you. Thank you. I will look forward to using more of Mr. Halley's music soon." - Terry Price, Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church, Dallas, TX   4/27/00

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This title song, with its dramatically open harmonies, had been a favorite of the late, great Robert Shaw. (In fact, at the memorial tribute given to Shaw in Atlanta shortly after his passing, this song had been prominently featured in the tribute.) Halley's arrangement, utterly dramatic in contradistinction to Shaw's a capella setting, is a tour de force and - if one is needed - the one single reason for acquiring this album. Stunningly set for chorus, brass quintet, timpani and percussion, and organ, Halley's arrangement brings forth the heroic dimension of this work." - Bob Zeidler, Music Critic, Amazon.com Reviews and New York Times On The Web Classical Music Forum

 

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Wondrous Love CD
JN104CD Track 11

Wondrous Love
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"Wondrous Love"
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  Text

Wondrous Love

Words: American Folk Hymn


What wondrous love is this, O my soul, O my soul,
What wondrous love is this, O my soul.
What wondrous love is this that caused the Lord of bliss
To lay aside his crown for my soul, for my soul,
To lay aside his crown for my soul. 

To God and to the Lamb, I will sing, I will sing,
To God and to the Lamb, I will sing.

To God and to the Lamb who is the great
I AM,

While millions join the theme I will sing, I will sing,
While millions join the theme I will sing.

And when from death I知 free, I値l sing on, I値l sing on,
And when from death I知 free, I値l sing on.
And when from death I知 free, I値l sing and joyful be,
And through eternity I値l sing on, I値l sing on,
And through eternity I値l sing on.