Anthems for The Transfiguration of the Lord
Date: August 25, 2012
The ChoralNet community has been so helpful in the past, that I bring this question to you all with great confidence that you'll lead me in the right direction.
I'm frustrated. I've wanted to find a really good (not overly difficult) anthem for The Transfiguration of the Lord, usually the Second Sunday of Lent, irrespective of the Liturgical Cycle. I've gone to CPDL, but they don't have a seasonal/liturgical breakdown for that specific feast. Keywording it has been of as little use. I found one GIA publication, but after doing it this last year, I found it not at all a well-written piece, and while my choir did a creditable job of it, I don't want to use it again - ever. Two hymns, based on the Scriptural references, are suggested in the available missalette/songbook we use at our parish, "'Tis Good Lord to Be Here" and "Transfigure Us, O Lord" (I've used the one and am not really familiar with the second, but will give it a harder look this time). I'm hoping that the Carus edition of the Bruckner motets for sacred and concert use will be of help - he was, after all, a practical Church musician - but if it's "auf Deutsch," - may be a problem. Oh, my choir is about 15-18 singers, varying capabilities (but they work hard, and actually have done some very challenging relatively short works - by Durufle, Bruckner, Staden, and others - so that may be a bit of a help), and I'm looking for something SAB/SATB.
So, here I am. Help!?! Thanks in advance...
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