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Grandfather Great Spirit: for Men's Chorus and Pipe Organ

ID: SM-000322856
ComposerMichael Mauldin
Lyricist folklore
PublisherMichael Mauldin
Year of composition 2009
Genre Classical / Choral music
Key D minor
Instrumentation Organ, Male choir: Tenor, Baritone
Type of scoreFull score
Duration 3'10"
Movement(s) 1 to 1 from 1
Difficulty Medium
Description “Grandfather Great Spirit” was written for De Profundis Men’s Ensemble of Albuquerque, David Poole, Director. It was a gift to thank the group for participating in the premiere of “Earthsongs for Chorus and Orchestra.” They premiered “Grandfather Great Spirit” in June of 2009, with organist James Rasmussen, at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Albuquerque NM at a convention of the American Guild of Organists. The text is a Sioux prayer (public domain): "Grandfather Great Spirit, all over the world the faces of living ones are alike. With tenderness they have come up out of the ground. Look upon your children, that they may face the winds and walk the good road to the Day of Quiet. Grandfather Great Spirit, give us the strength to understand. Fill us with the light that we may walk the soft earth as relatives of all that live."
Upload date 06.01.2018


Sheet music file including a license for an unlimited number of performances, limited to one year.
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