Amen and Alleluia
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- YEAR: 2016
- TEXT: St. Augustine
- DURATION: 3 minutes
- THEMES: spirituality, community, eternity
- DIFFICULTY LEVEL: advanced choir
- PROGRAMMING SUGGESTION: concert opener or closer
All shall be Amen and Alleluia.
We shall rest and we shall see.
We shall see and we shall know.
We shall know and we shall love.
We shall love and we shall praise.
Behold our end which is no end.
–Saint Augustine of Hippo (354-430)
Catherine Sailer, director of choral studies at the Lamont School of Music, asked if I might be able to contribute a closing piece for their winter quarter concert in 2016. She wanted to finish off the concert with something for the women’s choir, men’s choir and the chorale to sing together.