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Three Sayings is a setting of three well known texts (including All Shall Be Well) from the book The Revelations of Divine Love (1395) written by the anchoress and Christian mystic Julian of Norwich. Scored for high voices (SSA) and organ, with occasional solos and divisions for the singers, the setting's tripartite structure takes the listener through emotions of veneration, tenderness, joy and humility, as it follows the emotive content of the three texts.
This simple setting produces a sense of warmth and comfort, with attention being paid to a leisurely tempo and a subtle gradation of tone and dynamic in bars such as 20-24. It is also known as the Prayer to One's Guardian Angel, with October 2nd being the Feast of the Guardian Angels, or in some places the first Sunday of September.
This warm and atmospheric setting of the classic eucharist text makes full use of the double choir, yet is still moderate in terms of
difficulty. Would work equally well as a concert piece or for church services. First performed on 15th June 2017 for the Feast of Corpus
Christi, by the Norwich Cathedral choir directed by Ashley Grote.
It is suggested that there should be no fewer than two singers to a part to allow for the occasional divisions later in the piece. Overall, the piece should be calm, with attention given to the dynamic of the overlapping chords of the two choirs.