Canticle of Zechariah

by J. Michael Joncas

Item #: G-7138     Status: Available

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Series: Choral

Text Source: "Blessed be the God of Israel," based on Luke 1:68–79, alt.

Number of Pages: 16

Difficulty Level: E/M

Vocal Forces: SATB, Assembly

Separate Instruments: Trumpet I in B-flat, Trumpet II in B-flat, Trumpet I in C, Trumpet II in C, Trombone I, Trombone II, Horn in F, Timpani

Accompaniment: Organ

Bible Reference: Luke 1:68-79

Language: English

Recommended Occasions: Benedictus / Canticle of Zachariah, Morning Prayer / Lauds

Quinn's words and Joncas' music combine to give voice to the prophecy of Zechariah. This 5-verse paraphrase of the canticle contains two melodies-one for the odd verses; one for the even verses. The third verse is an effective, a cappella SATB setting.