God will give orders/Sweet child
SATB, solo cello, djembe, & piano
This evocative anthem, from the larger work Snow Angel, is a piece of two halves. Opening with a haunting cello line, the first section ('God Will Give Orders') is mystical and ethereal, until a vibrant figure from the djembe lifts the music into the second section ('Sweet Child'), which is uplifting and bold in character, with a distinctly African feel and an effective a cappella ending.
The instrumental parts are included in the vocal score, and a version for upper voices (SSAA) is also available.
Performed by Lady Cove Women's Choir, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Kellie Walsh, Artistic Director