Write Your Blessed Name

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Write Your Blessed Name

Anthem Information

Season
Voicing
Year Published

Ordering Information

Catalog No.
HP-A632

By K. Scott. For SATB choir. Sacred, General. Octavo. Published by Hope Publishing Company (HP.A632)

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Elegant text and soothing music
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Choral Integrity 
 
4.0
Textual Quality 
 
4.0
Teachability 
 
5.0
Audience Response 
 
4.0
Appealing and memorable anthem for students. Text to which teenagers will immediately relate. Rich devotional content. Smooth singing required, flowing lines. Dynamic variations abound.

Text from 14th Century.

The Bottom Line

Pros
Beautiful, memorable melody
Cons
Tessitura in places hits some voice breaks awkwardly
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Write Your Blessed Name
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Choral Integrity 
 
4.0
Textual Quality 
 
4.0
Teachability 
 
5.0
Audience Response 
 
5.0
This is the theme song, if you will, for the North Carolina Baptist All State Youth Choir each summer. Since 1999, this song has been sung at every concert, every year by current and past All Staters.

Write Your blessed name, O Lord, upon my heart, there to remain so indelibly engraved that no prosperity, no adversity shall ever move me from your love.

The anthem is a beautiful prayer set to a beautiful melody. The second statement of that text has a slightly awkward soprano part, but it can be learned and well-sung. I find the accompaniment to be somewhat empty, but it is supportive enough with no additional 'ad-libbing.'

The Bottom Line

Pros
Memorable melody, lovely part-writing
Cons
Range issues toward the end, piano accompaniment
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