Hymn for Night Prayer

Paschal Jordan OSB

Text Author: Paschal Jordan OSB

Arranger: John L. Bell

© 1994 Diocese of Guyana (South America); alt. verse © 2000 WGRG, Iona, admin. GIA; Paschal Jordan, OSB; choral arr. © 2000 WGRG, Iona, admin. GIA.

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Vocal Forces: SATB, Solo

Accompaniment: Keyboard

Guitar: Yes

Text Source: Jordan, Paschal; alt, John L. Bell

Series: Celebration

Difficulty Level: E


There are several unique aspects to this piece. First, it is in a gently rhythmic 5/4, creating a captivating lilt. Second, the unison melody of this hymn is followed by a vocalized 8-measure choral “verse” without words, beautifully and expressively scored. Finally, the coda is an SATB setting of the hymn with an optional second text, the Nunc dimittis.

Categories: Choral/Vocal, Iona

Rites: Night Prayer / Compline, Nunc Dimittis

Style: Folk

Number of Pages: 4

Format: Octavo