the music of Philip Spaeth
Gifts of the Spirit
An Anthem for Pentecost
for SATB Choir with Piano (2005)
premiered Pentecost 2005
The Church of St. Peter
Saratoga Springs, NY
About Gifts of the Spirit:
Gifts of the Spirit (2005) is a festive Anthem for Pentecost Sunday, but it is appropriate for any celebration of the Holy Spirit, whether within the context of a liturgy or as a concert or festival choral piece. The text takes its inspiration from the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit, namely, Wisdom, Understanding, Right Judgment, Courage, Knowledge, Reverence, and Awe in God's Presence.
Click on the title page image above to view a sample of the score.
While I do not have a live human recording of this piece, I have included a MIDI audio rendering of the score to give you a sense of the piece. As always, bear in mind that electronic choral/vocal samples are unable to interpret lyric texts, so you will not hear any of the text of the piece, only "ah's".
Pentecost 2007 world premiere
The Choir of St. Peter
The Church of St. Peter | Saratoga Springs, NY
Philip Spaeth, Music Director
June 2014 concert performance
Festival Celebration Choir of Albany, NY
First Lutheran Church | Albany, NY
Philip Spaeth, Artistic Director
Andrew Krystopolski, Assistant Director/Accompanist