Jesus the Very Thought of Thee
Choral SATB (w/organ and flute obbligatto)
Key Signature - E-flat (3 flats)
Tempo - Quarter=90 (?)
Difficulty - Advanced
Topics: Christ, Comfort/Strength
Sheet Music Sample:
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"Jesus The Very Thought Of Thee" (Summer 2009)
A la Mack Wilburg.
That has a nice ring to it, eh? :) Every once in awhile I consider a challenge to match the style of another, more famous composer and make his/her style my own. I am a HUGE fan of Mack Wilburg (who isn't?) and just love his arrangement of "Away in a Manger." My "Jesus the Very" is a mimic of the "Manger" style, in the same key, with an organ and flute to back up the choir, with an a cappella last verse. I'm very proud of this piece, hopefully someone will mistake it for a Wilburgian number!