Duration: 2'30" |
Ensemble: SSAA soprano solo or semichorus unaccompanied
St Joseph of Nazareth can be a somewhat overlooked figure. There are certainly minimal musical settings in which he assumes the prominent role. This motet evokes Joseph's dream in which he is visited by an angel who tells him not to worry, as the child conceived within Mary is of the Holy Ghost. The motet evokes a dream-like lullaby, with the soloist or semichorus often soaring effortlessly above the hypnotic ostinato.