Hymn #4

July 22, 2018

Notable features:

  1. Meter: CMD
  2. Form: AABA
  3. Wanders freely between e-minor and G-major before settling on G-major in the end.
  4. Sparse use of 8th note non-harmonic tones.
  5. Each phrase but the 3rd ends in a cadence including suspension-like resolutions.
  6. The third phrase cadence, lacking suspensions, only lasts 2 counts, moving directly to the 4th and final phrase after two counts.
  7. The final phrase features novel tenor leaps leading to an authentic cadence with a plagal extension.
  8. Inspiration:
  9. Derivative Works: - The Gathering of Israel, Michael Whatcott

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