O taste and see

Ralph Vaughan Williams
SATB vocal score
In stock


for SATB unaccompanied, with opt. organ introduction
Despite being composed for the grand event that was the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953, this motet is tender and reflective. Setting text from Psalm 34: 8, the composer opens the piece with the quiet beauty of an unaccompanied treble/soprano solo. After this the lower voices are gently introduced in an imitative texture, in which the simplicity of the rhythms and melodic lines creates a sense of peace and stillness. The motet is particularly suited to performance during communion, having being performed at this point in the coronation service. A version for SSA choir is also available.

Additional Information

Item Number: 9780193535114
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 4
Duration: 1 Mins
Publication Date: 04/06/1953
ISBN: 9780193535114
Format: 254x178
Voices: SATB
Force: SATB unaccompanied with opt. organ intro
Level of difficulty: A


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