Holy Manna Suite
This beloved American hymn tune can serve many,varied texts found in hymnals throughout the Christian community. The movements conceptually reflect portions of the hymn “Gracious God, You Send Great Blessings” by Gregory J. Wismar, which is hymn of the day for Proper 13 (year C). This tune also serves numerous other texts. The piece may be played in its entirety, or each movement may be played alone: Fanfare - as a prelude or hymn introduction; Hymn - as a hymn accompaniment; Air - as an instrumental stanza representing the text; Dance - as a postlude or independent piece.