O For The Spirit of The Dove

SATB a cappella

2 min 20 seconds

Henry Alline

Plangere Editions


2nd place in the Atlantic Voices Choral Composition Competition 2013


Audio from premiere:


O for the spirit of the Dove,
  To bow this heart of mine! 
Lord let my soul enjoy thy love, 
  And find a peace divine.

O for the meekness of the Lamb, 
  To walk with thee, my God! 
Then should I feel thy lovely name, 
  And feed upon thy word.

Jesus, I long to love thee more, 
  And life divine pursue;
I love thy worship, name adore,
  In songs forever new.

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Themes: nature, love, unity, peace, home, longing, sacred,

About Composer

Matthew Emery (b.1991) is a Canadian composer whose music has been performed across North America and Asia. His music has also been broadcast on national television and radio. Matthew was the 2013 ACDA Raymond Brock Student Composition Competition winner. Emery's choral works have been performed by renowned vocal ensembles including the Vancouver Chamber Choir, Elmer Isler Singers, Pro Coro Canada, Canadian Chamber Choir, Da Capo Chamber Choir, choirs at the University of Louisville, University of Manitoba, University of Western Ontario, University of British Columbia, Ontario Youth Choir and the Nova Scotia Youth Choir. Matthew studied with Dr. Stephen Chatman at the University of British Columbia and is published by: Alliance Music Publications, GIA Publications, G. Schirmer, Pavane Publishing and Santa Barbara Music Publishing. Matthew is a member of the Canadian League of Composers.

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