Wondrous Love

Instrumentation

 

Flute
Oboe
English Horn
Clarinet in A
2 Bassoons
4 Horns in F
Timpani
Percussion
tam-tam, orchestra bells, vibraphone, suspended cymbal, chimes, bass drum, mark tree
Harp
Celesta
SATB Choir
Violin I
Violin II
Viola
Cello
Bass

 

Program Notes

The hauntingly beautiful folk hymn, “Wondrous Love,” was discovered by William Walker, an American Baptist song leader and folk music compiler. In this setting for SATB choir and chamber orchestra, word painting, creative orchestration, imaginative harmony, and innovative counterpoint join together to intensify the beloved hymn’s powerful message.