Augsburg Fortress

Markings of Grace

Markings of Grace

While not difficult, this setting of John Thornburg's new text of praise to God will prove ideal for any service remembering and affirming God's constancy. The creative choral setting and colorful organ accompaniment combine to paint a joyful, yet introspective picture of God's continuing presence in our lives. An antiphon of praise contrasts with a lyrical melody whose text details the many evidences of God's grace and constancy.
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  • Publisher Augsburg Fortress
  • Format Sheet Music
  • ISBN 9781451498899
  • Brand St. Olaf Choral Series
  • Dimensions 7 x 10.25
  • Pages 12
  • Season/Occasion General; Praise & Thanksgiving
  • Difficulty Easy-Medium
  • Voicing Organ; SATB/4-part mixed
  • Publication Date February 18, 2015

Composer Commentary

There is something special about doing a commission for and with people you know. When Debbie and Tim Jenks approached me about writing an anthem for the re-dedication celebration of the church they serve, First Presbyterian, Northport, New York, I suggested they invite John Thornburg to pen a new text. And, so it came to be. Because there was some work done to the organ during the project, I elected to provide a colorful organ part. While not all that difficult and easy to register on a modest instrument, if you have a larger organ, do have fun with and expand the registration suggestions given in the octavo.