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Canticle of Zechariah

J. Michael Joncas

"Blessed be the God of Israel" Words © 1990 James Quinn, SJ. Publ. by OCP. Music © 2008 GIA.

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Vocal Forces: SATB, Assembly

Accompaniment: Organ

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

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

Series: Choral

Difficulty Level: E/M


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.

Categories: Choral/Vocal

Rites: Benedictus / Canticle of Zachariah, Morning Prayer / Lauds

Bible Reference: Luke 1:68–79

Scored for: Brass, Percussion

Style: Traditional

Number of Pages: 16

Language: English

Format: Octavo