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Let all mortal flesh keep silence

Accompanied; SATB with divisions

Here John Rutter follows Vaughan Williams’ precedent in setting this text from the fourth-century Orthodox liturgy of St James of Jerusalem to the French carol melody Jésus Christ shabille en pauvre. The result is a hymn which is in turn haunting and powerful, with a modal tonality that evokes the timeless sound-world of plainchant.

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Duration: 3.5 minutes
Difficulty: Very Easy
Published: 01 June 2016
ISBN: 9780193416529

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