My setting of the well-known French tune, Picardy, (Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence, #198 in the Lutheran Book of Worship) originated during my days as choir director at Lutheran Church of Christ the Redeemer in Minneapolis, and was accompanied by piano, oboe, and a small wind chime. This anthem was published in 1998 while I was organist at Nativity Lutheran Church in St. Anthony, Minnesota, where I shared many wonderful musical collaborations with David Livingston, my friend and colleague, as well as recorder player extraordinaire. This piece has been used widely in both Advent and Christmas services, and also makes a nice communion anthem. The recorder part may be played on flute, oboe, or other C instrument.
Piano, Tenor Recorder (C instr)