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Dmitri SMIRNOV: SIX CHORUSES
for mixed chorus a capella Op. 67 (1992) 12'
Text: Angelic Salutation, Bible, John Milton (E). 
1. Hail Mary, 2. I am Alpha and Omega  3.Whereunto Shall We Liken 
4. And He Bearing His Cross 5. Our Father 6. Let Us with a Gladsome Mind
FP: 21 July 1992, St John's Chapel, Cambridge, Christopher Robinson (conductor)
Music: 1. Hail Mary
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A complete score is available from Meladina Press


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TEXTS:
1. Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace.
The Lord is with thee,
Blessed art thou among women, 
And blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. 

2. I am Alpha and Omega

I am Alpha and Omega, 
The beginning and the ending, 
Saith the Lord. 

3. Whereunto shall we liken 

Whereunto shall we liken 
the kingdom of God, 
the kingdom of God?
With what comparison
shall we compare it, 
shall we compare it? 

4. And he bearing his cross 

And he bearing his cross 
went forth into a place 
called the place of a scull 
or Golgotha: 
They crucified him, 
and two other with him, 
on either side one, 
and Jesus in the midst. 
And Pilate wrote a title, 
and put it on the cross. 
And the writing was: 
Jesus of Nazareth 
the King of the Jews. 

5. Our Father

Our Father which art in heaven, 
Hallowed be thy name. 
Thy kingdom come. 
Thy will be done in earth, 
as it is in heaven. 
Give us this day our dayly bread. 
And forgive us our debts, 
as we forgive our deb-tors. 
And lead us not into temptation, 
but deliver us from e-vil: 
For thine is the king-dom,
and the power 
and the glo-ry for e-ver. 
A-men. 

6. Let us with a gladsome mind 

Let us with a gladsome mind 
Praise a lord, for he is kind. 
For his mercies ay endure, 
Ever faith-ful, ever sure. 

Let us blaze his name abroad 
For of gods he is the God; 
For his mercies ay endure, 
Ever faithful, ever sure. 

O let us his praises tell, 
Who doth the wrathful tyrants quell.
For his mercies ay endure, 
Ever faithful, ever sure. 

Who with his miracles doth make 
Amazed heavn and earth to shake. 
For his mercies ay endure, 
Ever faithful, ever sure. 

Who by his wisdom did create 
The painted heavns so full of state. 
For his mercies ay endure, 
Ever faithful, ever sure. 

Who did the solid earth ordain 
To rise above the watery plain 
For his mercies ay endure, 
Ever faithful, ever sure. 

Ever sure!

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