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There Is No Rose of Such Virtue

Two-Part Choral Octavo with Piano

This piece is based on the anonymous Fifteenth-Century poem: “There is no rose of such virtue, As is the rose that bare Jesu. Alleluia.”

Beautiful, melodic phrases are complimented by an expressive piano part.  Each verse closes with the original Latin.  Creative harmonic structure smoothly transitions between A Flat Major and E Major, adding emphasis to the final text: "Transeamus, and be transformed."

The piano accompaniment tastefully supports the tender vocal lines, creating a beautiful choral moment for any Christmas concert. This piece is not difficult to learn, so it can be used by any group from high school through adult.

Many thanks to Wayne Kivell for the recording by his ensemble 'Le Donne' from Northfield, MN.  Be sure to check out his website: iCantanti Choirs

Tags: Christmas  SA