Prelude and Hymn
A free and ethereal opening gives way to hurried, almost desperate
sixteenth notes in this masterwork from Hart Morris, written in honor of Fred Gramann. A syncopated melody ensues, accompanied the entire time by the same frantic sixteenth notes. The mood gradually slows and becomes more hymn-like before the emergence of a final, triumphal verse of the hymn tune LOBE DEN HERREN (Praise to the Lord, the Almighty). A grand challenge for any advanced choir looking to showcase their talents. 127 measures. Keys of g minor and G Major.