Title: Sing Unto Him $1.65 Performance requirements: Two-part chorus and keyboard Composer: Ben J. Legett Text: Ben J. Legett Length: 2’00” Difficulty (1-5): 3 Ranges: c1-f2 Usage: General sacred
Rehearsal Guide: This is a joyful, upbeat anthem for any combination of voices, from children through adults. There is one short divisi passage for Choir 1, but all that is required is for a few voices to sustain one pitch while the others sing the descending melody. The text sounds like the Psalms at first, but proves to be contemporary and relevant as the piece progresses. The accompaniment would work equally well on organ or piano.
Begin by having Choir 2 say the words in rhythm, echoing you if necessary, from measure 1 to measure 8. The scale patterned pitches should not be a problem here. The main melody (starting in measure 12) is in unison and is just repetitive enough to give the singers some confidence. It is rather angular, however, so allow time to cement those pitches right from the beginning to avoid muddiness later on.