Nature Holds Its Breath

William Rowan

Text Author: Mary Louise Bringle

Tune © 2000 WIlliam P. Rowan, admin. GIA. Words © 2002, Arr. © 2011 GIA.

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Vocal Forces: SATB

Accompaniment: Keyboard

Tune Name: Robinson chapel

Series: Christmas

Difficulty Level: E


Beginning with a single bass line in the keyboard, expanding to 2 parts, then adding in the men’s voices and eventually the women, it is as if everyone in the room is waiting on the brink, expecting something. The mixed two-part voicing is used for the first 3 verses, finally expanding to SATB on the final verse, providing a comforting expansiveness.

Categories: Choral/Vocal

Seasonal: Christmastide

Liturgical: Christmas Vigil, Christmas Night, Christmas Dawn, Christmas Day

Topical: Incarnation

Number of Pages: 12

Language: English

Format: Octavo