I Wonder as I Wander
traditional Appalachian carol arranged for divided SATB chorus

Leonard Enns
Composer
Leonard Enns
Composition Date: 2012
Duration: 00:04:30
Genre: Choral (9 + Voices), A Capella

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Mixed chorus
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Programme Note:
I wanted to respect the beauty of this lovely melody, so it is presented directly in the first and the last verses, while it is “developed” slightly in the second verse (“When Mary birthed Jesus…”). As with a floral arrangement, this beautiful melody is surrounded by a kind of choral greenery, created through repeated statements of the word “wonder”. And, almost as in the process of meditation, the meaning of “wonder” matures from initial pondering wonder to amazing wonder at the climax of the arrangement (“…or all of God’s angels in heaven for the sing…”) The music returns finally to a quiet wonder, which is both question and admiration by the end of the journey.

Premiere Information:
24 Novemeber 2012, Crescent Fort Rouge United Church, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Camerata Nova, Ross Brownlea; cond.

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MV 6000 E59iwo
  • Genre:
  • Choral (9 + Voices), A Capella
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • May 25, 2016
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (13 p.) ;
    13 Pages
    Height: 30 cm
    Width: 23 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • Commissioned by Camerata Nova

    Traditional Appalachian carol adapted by John Jacob Niles (1892-1980)
    Music arranged by Leonard Enns
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