Those Who Mourn

  • Duration: 2 minutes
  • Chorus: SATB
  • Instrumentation: Piano
  • Published by: Walton GIA

This is the second piece in the Beatitudes collection.  The key of C Major and the relatively straightforward choral writing belie a work of deep meaning and intensity.  There is real pathos here and choirs must sense the importance of the syncopations and the falling piano figurations: these are designed to create the effect of weeping – even sobbing.  It is Patrick’s hope that this piece will be performed at funerals and memorial services and will indeed help to ‘comfort those who mourn’.

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Blessed are those who mourn,
for they shall be comforted.

Words: Matthew 5: 4 ESV

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