frumuspub.creatorspirithearus.notes


 FMPNmBnr14

Creator Spirit, Hear Us, Gentle Shepherd
A Hymn Anthem  for Choir and Organ

Text and Music by
Ennis Fruhauf


(Letter-sized booklet, 7 pages of music)

Notes

Creator Spirit, hear us, gentle Shepherd is a three-verse hymn anthem, appropriate for multi-seasonal occasions in the church calendar. In the first verse, the presence of the Creator Spirit is invoked in a four-voice harmonized hymn setting. The second verse offers an orison seeking transformation and enlightenment from the presence of an indwelling spirit. Following a modulatory transition, the third verse is a unison prayer for the guidance of a transcendent spirit; a brief Amen provides an affirmative ending. 

Creator Spirit
is conservative in its harmonies and textures, but rich in content and traditional symbolism. It is presented in the format of an abbreviated neo-Anglican verse anthem, and the text displays occasional old English usages and idioms, including honorific capitalizations.


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