Ensemble: SATB unaccompanied
Suitable for use at services which include a baptism or christening, this setting of the Collect for the Feast of the Baptism of our Lord commemorates the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist. The feast day itself is celebrated on the first Sunday after Epiphany.
The sound-world of The Baptism of Jesus embraces the sharpened fourth, which creates a timeless quality typical of modal writing. The composition is intentionally restrained in its scoring, with no divisi, and no extremes of register, making it easily performed on little rehearsal.
The Baptism of Jesus can be performed a cappella, or gently accompanied on piano or organ, if needed.
Grant to us, who are born again by water and the Spirit, that we may be faithful to our calling as your adopted children.