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Not by Bread Alone

M. Roger Holland, II

Ant. © 1973, 1974, 1975 ICEL. Verses: © 1963 The Grail, admin. GIA. Published with the approval of the Committee on Divine Worship, USCCB. Music © 2017 GIA.

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Vocal Forces: SATB, Cantor, Assembly

Accompaniment: Piano

Separate Instruments: Flute, Violin, Cello

Text Source: Ref. Matthew 4:4, Liturgy of the Hours; vv. Psalm 19:8, 10, 11, 12–13, 15, The Grail, 1963

Series: AACMS

Difficulty Level: E


This piece is extracted from Volume 3 of Honey from the Rock, a four-volume series featuring Entrance and Communion Antiphons (most with psalm texts). Stylistically, “Not by Bread Alone” is more classical than the other pieces in the series. Although some would not use additional instrumentation during the Lenten season, the flute, violin and cello parts can lend greater solemnity outside of Lent. Improvisation of the piano part is encouraged. If you like this piece, you’ll want to peruse copies of the entire series

Categories: African American, Choral/Vocal

Liturgical: Lent 1 A, Lent 3 B, Easter Vigil, OT 3 C, OT 15 C, OT 26 B

Topical: Gospel, Guidance, Law, Truth, Wisdom

Bible Reference: Matthew 4:4, Psalm 19:8, 10, 11, 12–13, 15

Scored for: Mixed Ensemble

Style: Gospel

Number of Pages: 12

Language: English

Format: Octavo