19 June 2018

Hymn #1

I've decided to try my hand at writing some hymns that I may potentially submit for consideration in the next edition of the hymn book of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Regardless of the odds of having any hymns selected I've really enjoyed putting this together and expect to produce many more by the time the submission date (2019-07-01) rolls around.

Here are some notable features of this work:

  1. Meter: 9 9 9 9
  2. Form: ABAC
  3. Two distinct instances of the V/iv.
  4. Descending chromatic alto line in 3rd phrase leads to V/iv.
  5. Non-standard final cadence: variation on plagal cadence with V in the bass. (Not sure if analysts have a name for that pattern or not.)
  6. Derivative Works: