Posts tagged ‘Advent’

December 11, 2016

2016-12-11 Notes from the Bench

“E’en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come” by Paul Manz

A commentary on this week’s music by Dr. James T. Gerber, Music Associate


Paul Manz (1919 – 2009) was a popular American composer who is remembered for his sacred music contributions, numerous neo-baroque chorale settings, and choral music. Throughout his professional life, Manz was active as a church musician, organ recitalist, composer, and teacher.

The Advent motet “E’en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come,” sung by our choir today, is his best-known choral work. This piece is frequently sung by church choirs throughout this country and internationally known, most significantly having been performed during the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at King’s College, Cambridge.



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