Praise Our God/Budi Imja-SATB
By Bortniansky, Dmytro
This is a brief setting of a new text, adapted from the Book of Revelation, the Apocalypse. Although there is no refrain, each of the three verses ends with the words, "Amen! Alleluia!" This song would be appropriate for November-December [end of Ordinary Time and Advent], Eastertime, and such feasts as All Saints and Christ the King. Because of the word "Alleluia," this octavo would not be used during the season of Lent.
This SATB setting is intended for the typical church choir, with four sections. It's easy.
The English text in this octavo has three verses, as mentioned. The Old Slavonic text, Budi Imja, has only one verse, which is traditionally sung three times as part of the conclusion of the Mass. In the Roman Catholic liturgy, Praise Our God would appropriately be sung, for example, as a second Communion hymn or as a recessional.
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