A majestic choral showcase, “Only Thou Art Holy” opens with men’s and then women’s voices singing Mary McDonald’s inspired new musical setting of the traditional hymn text, “Holy, Holy, Holy.” Flowing triplet figures highlight Mary’s powerful accompaniment. The traditional hymn tune appears next and rises masterfully through sequencing keys and thickening textures, building to a glorious final verse with congregational singing. Mike Lawrence’s orchestration provides a stellar accompaniment option for this magnificent anthem.
Instrumentation: 2 Fl, Ob, 2 Cl, Bsn, 2 Hn, 3 Tpt, 2 Tbn, Tuba, Harp, Pno, Vln 1 & 2, Vla, Cello, Bass, Perc, Timp
Voicing: Orch,Cond Score