Unnumbered through the Ages
Anthem for Choir and Organ
Text  and  Music  by
Ennis  Fruhauf
(9 pages of music)
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     Unnumbered through the Ages is an expanded three-verse hymn anthem for SATB choir and organ. Based on an original text and melody, it celebrates the lives, spirits and legacies of countless saints and visionaries. The anthem was conceived in an Anglo-Catholic tradition and would be appropriate for All Saints observances, but the imagery of light and enlightenment also embodies the nature of Epiphany.
.    A bold fanfare introduces the first verse, sung in unison with organ accompaniment. An extended organ interlude presents and develops a counter-theme sixteen measures in length. Following a motivic modulatory transition, the second verse reintroduces the counter-theme, combined with the hymn tune as sung by paired choral voices. The opening fanfare returns to herald the third verse’s bold statements of consecutive phrases of the hymn tune, interspersed with brief accompanimental interpolations. The codetta  adds a traditional ‘Amen’ based on the counter-theme.
Although conservative in terms of technical demands on vocal ensembles, the anthem’s organ accompaniment offers significant challenges throughout. Its performance will be greatly enhanced by imaginative use of an accompanying instrument.

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                                                    (cover, notes, and nine pages of music)


      The cover illustration of the booklet portrays a stained glass illumination of Saint Cecilia, patron saint of music, pictured in a window (next to the organ) in the church of St. Mary The Virgin, Little Wymondley, Hertfordshire, England, U.K. The photograph was taken on June 17, 2011 by Simon Webster, available on Wikimedia’s Commons pages at: The publisher acknowledges and thanks the photographer for making the image available for adaptation and reuse.
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