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Love Divine, All Loves Excelling

(SATB chorus, unison children's choir, handbells [4 octaves], piano, organ, flute, oboe and clarinet and opt. chamber orchestra) 6'40" logo


Multiple forces join in this lively worship "waltz" (HYFRYDOL) with surprise quotes of another familiar hymn tune. A ceaseless momentum carries us to the grand final statement of the tune, subsiding to a whimsical ending in the children's voices. Level: Intermediate.



Listen (Bethel Adult Choir, Bethel Lutheran Church, Northfield, MN; Daniel Kallman, conductor)


Video Recording (cue to 51:00)



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Choral Score: $2.25 Add to Cart


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Instrumental Parts: $40.00 Add to Cart



Composer's Notes:

This was a 2017 commission from my congregation in Northfield, Minnesota, to honor our retiring music director, Rhonda Reece. Upon receiving the commission, I asked Rhonda some of her favorite hymns. The first two she mentioned were "Love Divine," and "Let All Things Now Living" (ASH GROVE). I told her I was setting the first hymn, but surprised her and the congregation with short interrupting quotes of the latter in the children's voices on a playful "la la la". My inspiration for doing so was the well-known fact that in her twenty-two years of ministry Rhonda could often be heard humming snippets of hymns as she walked the halls of Bethel Lutheran Church. A companion piece for solo keyboard, Prelude on HYFRYDOL, contains some of the music from the choral setting but also goes off into new territory.