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A Song of Ruth

for SSA choir and piano (or organ)

Year:  1991

Year:  1991

David Hamilton

Composer:   David Hamilton

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This short anthem takes its text from the Old Testament book of Ruth. It is a statement of devotion and loyalty, and I have used the lines "Your people shall be my people and your God my God" as a refrain. To the biblical text I have added a concluding "Amen".

Dedication note

The original version (for SAB voices) was written for, and is dedicated to, Bruce Baker - a friend and musical colleague

Text note

Text from Ruth 1: 16-17

Performance history

Performed by I See Red (Chilton St.James' School) at The Big Sing Finale 2000

Performed by Opus Choir (Epsom Girls’ Grammar School) in 1992, conducted by David Hamilton.

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