Comfort, Comfort Now My People

Text Author: Johannes Gottfried Olearius

Arranger: Valerie Shields

Translator: Catherine Winkworth

Arr. © 2009 GIA.

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Vocal Forces: SATB

Accompaniment: Piano

Instrumental parts included: C Instrument

Tune Name: Geneva 42

Text Source: Isaiah 40:1–8, Johannes G. Olearius, 1611–1684, tr. Catherine Winkworth, 1827–1878, alt.

Music Source: Genevan Psalter, 1551

Series: Calvin Inst

Difficulty Level: E/M

Description:

The Genevan Psalter tune, geneva 42, is given a new treatment with a few extra measures of accompaniment material interrupting the tune in two places. The middle stanza is given entirely new musical treatment, presumably composed by the arranger, and the final stanza returns to the Psalter tune.

Categories: Choral/Vocal

Seasonal: Advent

Liturgical: Advent 2 B, Advent 2 C, Advent 3 B, OT 14 A

Topical: Comfort, Hope, John the Baptist, Salvation

Bible Reference: Isaiah 40:1–8

Scored for: Woodwinds

Style: Traditional

Number of Pages: 12

Language: English

Format: Octavo

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