Unless a Grain

Tom Franzak

Text Author: Tom Franzak

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Vocal Forces: SAB

Accompaniment: Piano

Guitar: Yes

Separate Instruments: Guitar

Series: Leavensong

Difficulty Level: M


A setting of John 12:24. The music is in a slow 4 with a syncopated sixteenth-note melodic and accompaniment pattern. The accompaniment is á la guitar picking, and the anticipated beats and half-beats of the melody seem highly natural. Unison verses with 3-part refrain until the coda, which incorporates three voices in canon-like imitation under a trio asks, “Would I lay my life down for you?” This final section can be repeated indefinitely. Nice!

Categories: Choral Vocal

Seasonal: Lent

Liturgical: Lent 5 B

Topical: Love for Others, Sacrifice

Bible Reference: John 12:24

Number of Pages: 12

Language: English

Format: Octavo