Come, Thou Fount of every Blessing
Premiere: December 27, 2009 / Grace Episcopal Church / Newton, MA / Dr. Linda Cark
Instrumentation: SATB and Organ or String Orchestra
Text: Robert Robinson (1735-1790)
Suitable for choirs of all levels
Appropriate for worship or concert performance
A strophic setting of the hymn tune Nettleton, composed by John Wyeth (1770-1858). This piece was completed on December 3, 2007, in Newton, Massachusetts, and revised two years later. It, like many choral works between 2005 and 2009, was premiered at Grace Episcopal Church in Newton, MA. The first and third stanzas present the tune in the choral part. Stanza two inverts the tune's presentation - the melody in the organ part is accompanied by four-part chorus.